New Artists At The Alberta College Of Art + Design
I have come to associate beauty with growth and process. Everywhere I watch for pattern, infinitely regressive, progressive, the small repetitions of almost-nothings that grow into weather, water, matter.
In my functional ceramics I use loosely thrown, slip-cast, and press-moulded earthenware to celebrate the porosity of body and environment: simple forms, weather layered slips and glazes, brush-strokes, fingerprints, handling marks. Scratched drawings and pattern suggest clouds, rain, birds, peeling paint: the found joys of the moment, the found moments of a connected life.
Slip-cast earthenware, decals, lustres, china paints.
6.4 x 19 cm in diameter
This series focuses on the beginnings of plant life and its potential. These glass works are derived from the seeds of plants. Electron microscope images of spores, their forms, surfaces and transportation spikes were my inspiration. I am affected by the natural world and interested in the seemingly insignificant, the unseen, the overlooked.
The medium is varied: some are sandcast, some blown and carved glass, some hot sculpted glass and some are two or three of these processes combined. The clustering of the objects appears to be random – as if I were throwing a handful of seeds to the ground -but of course I am arranging them either consciously or subconsciously by colour, texture and form.
Various glass processes.
Sizes ranging from 1.9 x 1.9 to 14 x 26.7 cm.