I’d say this is a re-examination of beauty. Or maybe just a chance to start examining how we think about beauty. We’re asking people to consider it as they might not have before, putting it into a context where we start to notice its ambiguities and limits. That’s radical, whether or not it’s a youthful impulse.
I have discovered the my best teachers were my mistakes, and instead of covering a mistake with a list of excuses, I actually unwrap the mistake and I look at it and approach it, and I see why … it’s my fault, and that’s how I’m going to learn. So, I love mistakes.
Made of the earth and imprinted with the artist’s hand, ceramics have the ability to counter the conceptual dematerialization and fetish for sleek, commercialist aesthetics present in so much contemporary art. The medium has an innate authenticity, equally in touch with modern design and prehistoric fetish-objects.