Absence/Presence

Statement:

Memory is a mutable lens- what we recall is never quite what happened. Similarly in the process I use, the fabric and cicada shells burn away, leaving a somewhat altered ceramic index of their past presence. This series is a visual exploration of how we relate to and manipulate memory.

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Panel 1
Panel 1

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x16x1 inches 2012

Panel 3
Panel 3

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x16x1 inches 2012

Panel 2, detail
Panel 2, detail

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x16x1 inches 2012

Panel 3
Panel 3

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 24x16x1 inches 2012

Shroud
Shroud

Porcelain, metal stands, paint 50x18x18 inches each 2012

Shroud, detail
Shroud, detail

Porcelain, metal stands, paint 50x18x18 inches each 2012

What I Remember
What I Remember

Stoneware, porcelain, casts of cicada larvae, glaze 16x52x3 inches 2013

What I Remember, detail
What I Remember, detail

Stoneware, porcelain, casts of cicada larvae, glaze 16x52x3 inches 2013

Stan
Stan

Porcelain, plaster, steel, paint 70x12x12 inches 2013

Stan, detail
Stan, detail

Porcelain, plaster, steel, paint 70x12x12 inches 2013

Panel 7
Panel 7

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x16x1 inches 2014

Panel 7, detail
Panel 7, detail

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x16x1 inches 2014

Panel 11, detail
Panel 11, detail

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x18x1 inches 2014

8 panel 2 detail
8 panel 2 detail

Porcelain, cicada larvae casts, wood 12x18x1 inches 2014

Tower I
Tower I

Wood-fired stoneware 22x7x7 inches 2014

Tower I, detail
Tower I, detail

Wood-fired stoneware 22x7x7 inches 2014

Tower II
Tower II

Wood-fired stoneware 18x6x6 inches 2014

Tower II, detail
Tower II, detail

Wood-fired stoneware 18x6x6 inches 2014

Tower III
Tower III

Wood-fired stoneware Each module 8x6x6 inches 2014

Tower III, detail
Tower III, detail

Wood-fired stoneware Each module 8x6x6 inches 2014

Panel 17
Panel 17

Salt fired stoneware, glaze, wood 5x7x1 inches 2015

Panel 22
Panel 22

Salt fired stoneware, glaze, wood 8x5x1 inches 2015

Panel 23
Panel 23

Salt fired stoneware, glaze, wood 7x5x1 inches 2015