Working mostly from home durng these past months meant producing and imagining on a
smaller scale. I intensified my work with ceramics in 2020 making figurative pieces taht
formed from the very simple idea of parts of the body - under pressure and straining to
struggle, to reach out, find solace or just to be. These ceramic figures evolved themselves,
from the process and literally the clay forming in my hands. Porcelain is a very elastic,
and a lovely medium to use for the body with its fine bone-like finish and the way it
holds and reflects glazes. A sense of being alone was somehow important to the overall
project.

I began with coloured drawings that were not representative of any form
but rather the pulsation of it and not symbolic either - more experiential. From there I
went directly into a loose interpretation in clay, white porcelain mostly but some red
terrracota too. Things that seemed key were: colour, texture, glossy glazes - shiny
even foolish cartoonish, I suppose an anti-aesthetic or at least more like a child-like,
outsider style while referencing the Surrealist movement. A series to excplore a range
of bodily gestures and moods e.g exercising, eating, sleeping, walking, resting,
swimming, dreaming, longing and missing. Compressing,bloating, folding, distorting
and manipulating the bodily form. I like working in series because when I get an idea
I need to explore it overtime and in depth in order to understand what it means for me.

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 Furry Fingers     
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 Humpty Dumpty     
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 Carapace     
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     Back View 
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 Leafy Eyes     
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 31 Thumb Prints     
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 Handshake     
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 Big Head     
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 Resting Up     
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 Exercise Legs     
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