Small Works and Wonderings, 2020-2021

Statement for Between what I know and don’t:

     Memory is a powerful, yet paradoxical, thing. Fragmented and mutable, its pliability causes us to question the truthfulness of personal narratives and family mythologies. My sculptures are meditations on the nature of memory and how we construct stories about our lived experiences. With these portraits, I contemplate what little I actually know about my great-grandparents, the expanse of what I don’t know about them, and the space in between these things. Starting with old family photographs, I sculpted only what I truly know, which are the pixels of that image. From the other perspectives, the viewer encounters the spaces where information was unavailable based on the photo.

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Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
 Earthenware, underglaze
12 x 14 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
 Earthenware, underglaze
12 x 14 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
 Earthenware, underglaze
12 x 14 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford

Between what I know and what I don’t- Bradford
 Earthenware, underglaze
12 x 14 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
 Earthenware, underglaze
 10 x 16 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
 Earthenware, underglaze
 10 x 16 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
 Earthenware, underglaze
 10 x 16 x 8 inches
 2020

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory

Between what I know and what I don’t- Diggory
 Earthenware, underglaze
 10 x 16 x 8 inches
 2020

Statement for small works:

     Some memories are like floodlights, illuminating the entirety of a room in our past. Other memories are like slivers of light through the crack of a door; only specific details are visible. These hand-size compositions draw the viewer in for an intimate inspection.

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Old Enough
Old Enough

Old Enough
 Kiln cast glass, dining room hutch door, glass cup, kitchen linoleum, living room carpet, anniversary clock pendulum, wax, scent of Grandpa’s garage

Grandpa Lived with Us 2
Grandpa Lived with Us 2

Grandpa Lived with Us 2
 Earthenware, kiln cast glass, kitchen linoleum, door hinge, wax

Grandpa Lived with Us 2
Grandpa Lived with Us 2

Grandpa Lived with Us 2
 Earthenware, kiln cast glass, kitchen linoleum, door hinge, wax

Around Age 8
Around Age 8

Around Age 8 
 Earthenware, brass hinge, magnifying glass, Heidi VHS tape, paper plate holder, wax
 2021

Met in Me
Met in Me

Met in Me
 Kiln-cast glass, brass cricket box, troll hair, artificial grapes, artificial turf, my dad’s homegrown popcorn, wax

In the family
In the family

In the family
 Earthenware, underglaze, wax, a wine glass like mom’s, plaster
 4 x 6.5 x 5 inches
 2020

In the family
In the family

In the family
 Earthenware, underglaze, wax, a wine glass like mom’s, plaster
 4 x 6.5 x 5 inches
 2020

See Through
See Through

See Through
 Seashell, seashell in lucite, wax, troll hair, clip-on earrings

Keepsakes
Keepsakes

Keepsakes
 Earthenware, jewelry box, fleece jacket, oxygen tubing, wax

Keepsakes
Keepsakes

Keepsakes
 Earthenware, jewelry box, fleece jacket, oxygen tubing, wax

Grandpa’s hands forgot
Grandpa’s hands forgot

Grandpa’s hands forgot
 Earthenware, underglaze, wax, closet door handle, VCT, bendy straw, oxygen tubing, kid’s plastic necklace
 8 x 3.25 x 6 inches
 2020

Haptic Recall
Haptic Recall

Haptic Recall
 Pyrex bowl, keyboard cover, wax, brooch
 2021

At Camp Hill
At Camp Hill

Earthenware, nylon, crocheted blanket, candlestick 2020

Grandpa Lived with Us 1
Grandpa Lived with Us 1

Grandpa Lived with Us 1
 Earthenware, living room carpet, telephone cord, wax
 2020

Construct 5
Construct 5

Plaster, Heidi VHS tape, wax, hinge, VCT, zip tie 2020

Memory Construct 4
Memory Construct 4

Memory Construct 4 Clay, acrylic paint, door hinge, wax, resin, music box 2020

On the Dining Room Hutch
On the Dining Room Hutch

On the Dining Room Hutch Plaster cast of Dad’s hand, picture frame, Grandma’s fake grapes, quartz crystal, troll hair, nylons 2020

Grandpa’s Memory
Grandpa’s Memory

Grandpa’s Memory Clay, acrylic paint, Grandma’s glove, plastic bag, deer bone, living room carpet, door hinge, child’s plate 2020

Seems to Me
Seems to Me

Seems to Me Plaster cast, wax, found lucite block, dining room flooring, troll hair 2020