Sad Clowns of the Anthropocene is a ceramic sculpture series at the intersection of geology, humour and pathos. Pointing to the rock record – it’s timeline extending far into the past, and to human-animal forms, the sculptures that make up this series appear as anthropomorphic rock-bodies. Each, a standing figure, seems totemic in isolation. But unlike totems, they settle into solemn standing postures, resting in their resignation. And just as the rock record provides visual clues to the distant geological past, what narratives might these human-animal rock bodies suggest? As sad clown analogies – perhaps the folly of our current Anthropocentric deceit; as rock bodies – a geologic record of our once diverse, human-animal past.
Infinity+folly – brothers, 11″ x 7″ x 6″, porcelain and stoneware, 2021
Infinity+folly – youth, 18″ x 7″ x 7″, coloured porcelain and stoneware, 2021