Of times and days
American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012
This group of ceramic sculptures is informed by the artists’ interest in reconnecting to natural life rhythms. The works reflect a seasonal way of thinking and are made in a direct association with times of day or month. The figures are roughly life sized and designed to be symbolic of an internal journey, quietly impacting the space around them or the viewer who comes close. The figures have a rough, textured surface, inspired by natural rock and earthen formations.
The condition of the figures lend themselves to the viewer’s engaging in the process of “reconnection” by joining in the natural transcendent element of the work. The figures lead the viewer into the possibility of the invisible world and spiritual uplift within various stages of contemplation.
It is the artists’ desire that the work projects an ancient, archaic oneness of humanity's need for an internal search for meaning. The art is an attempt to raise the viewer's consciousness above the distracted, destructive and unaware content of much of contemporary life, to an upward and inward journey of spiritual transcendent experience, through the archaic, elementary order of the human figure.