SMU, BFA 2019
Porcelain, 2019, 14"w x 16"h x 9"d
Through a care for the handmade, I reflect on the use/abuse of artifacts, the invisible labor of the working class and the accumulation of time on the post-industrial landscape of my hometown. My work inhabits the patinas and rusts of a small town and the decaying surfaces of precarious industrial vessels. These pieces attempt to reflect, but are constantly failing, being “of” a place but no longer “in” a place. The problematic memory holds them in flux: a hand pump connected to a dry well, oil cans forever empty, a tire tread now just a flake of skin.
A Daimler Company