This piece is constructed from two different clay bodies that were matched based on their similar shrinkage rates. This is fired raw clay with no glaze and acrylic red paint on the cloud. Spray painted silver pebbles were also glued throughout the piece.
Left to Right: Gears, 4x9x9 inches, Ceramic, 2015, The Piston, 9x11x5 inches, Ceramic, 2015, Hammer Head, 14x13x6 inches, Ceramic, 2015, Crushed Steel, 20x15x10 inches, Ceramic, 2015, The Plow, 12x27x17 inches, Ceramic, 2015, Reflection Pool, 40x26x15 inches, Ceramic and Wood Base, 2015
Objects peak out from sedimentary forms that reference evolving and eroding landscapes. Each object was chosen because of its role as a material or tool used for construction and creation. The tray displays what once was a full set of cogs from a bicycle that are now still near one another but separated between strata. The piston appears frozen in the moment before it fell to the ground and the hammer head is suspended in time. Crushed steel droops among the strata and raises question as to what happened. The plow boldly plows onward through a strange and mysterious landscape and the reflection pool stands balanced in quiet contemplation.
Left to Right: Specimens and Container, 10x3x9 inches, Ceramic, 2015, Specimen and Handled Container 17x7x3 inches, Ceramic, Felt, and Steel, 2015, Handled Multiple Specimen Container, 10x13x9 inches, Ceramic and Felt, 2015, Single Handled Specimen Container, 10x10x5, Ceramic and Felt, 2015, Individual Tray with Specimen, 4x9x10 inches, Ceramic, 2015. Note- All these pieces were cone six reduction fired.
The specimen containers display what appear to be fragments of larger sedimentary masses. The containers invite further discovery. This particular grouping of work focuses on the remnants of computer and electronic circuitry. Each fossil is a necessary part selected from a larger whole item.
Left to Right: Marker I, 45x16x10 inches, Ceramic 2015, Live Wire, 37x19x13 inches, Ceramic 2015, Dependent Parts, 38x20x9 inches, Ceramic, 2015
The singular land masses of sedimentary rock are reminiscent of landscapes and the surface finishes are convincing of rock and metal materials. On closer inspection these formations contain fossils from the past in lower strata and proposed fossils of the future in upper strata.