Desiring Machine, underglaze, earthenware, 2017, 24″ x 12″ x 8″
Part of an ongoing effort to depict our human relationship to the earth – recent work in sculpture takes inspiration from mine sites and industrial landscapes. Through anthropomorphism and humour these three-dimensional works depict the signs of human activity at the earth’s surface. Just as distant mining environments with their scattered industrial structures show only the evidence of human endeavor; likewise, these sculptures act as signs. Leaning toward each other with leg-like appendages or confronting one another via facial-like extensions; the human characteristics given these built forms allow them to stand in for and inform the viewer about human experience.
Rotary Pans, glazed earthenware, 2017, 16″ x 12″ x 8″
Industrial Landscape, glazed earthenware, 2017, 16″ x 12″ x 10″
Mining Landscape, underglaze, earthenware, 2017, 20″ x 12″ x 12″