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With roots in production pottery and figurative sculpture, I reference the vessel and body as a conceptual representation of internal and external spaces, specifically how our shared understanding of inhabiting a particular form shapes our experience of the world. Clay is a transformative material which can mimic pursed lips, draping fabric, furniture, or skin. Themes of the domestic as well as symbols of reproduction and the body are both celebrated and suppressed. With the addition of materials that carry with them strong cultural narratives, such as clothing, industrial building materials, beads and crystals, and both human and synthetic hair, each sculpture is a portrait of pleasure and pain that accompanies the cycle of life.
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