“Rilke wrote: 'These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.”
~ Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
My time in the studio has me creating some new works considering the language between form and image, as well as the space within my figures exist. Seeing these pieces as more paintings than pots, I am pushing the limits of the utilitarian object and observing the depth I can create through form and the image of the figure. The surface these characters are placed within is important. How do all of these interact and then how do they encourage the viewer or user to interact? Am I encouraging the user to handle the work with delicacy due the fragile rim that outlines the body of portrait? I plan to push this idea with the addition of gold luster and soft edges. A thought to the fragility that resides within our bodies, our relationships, and our existence.