earthenware, stoneware, aluminium mesh, glaze, dimensions variable(brown), 27*40*25cm(white), 2022
In the recent body of work, I fired clay together with metal mesh as a metaphor for the interaction between nature and the built environment. The clay when unfired has plasticity and natural movement. I use these material qualities to emanate natural lifecycles; the clay performing somewhere between my control and its autonomy. The metal part in my work erodes during the firing process affecting the formation of clay in both visual and chemical ways. I aim to create a surprising material symbiosis that portrays an apocalyptic turn in human-nature relationships under the Anthropocene, in response to the interconnectedness of life and all living things.