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Rocks on Stands
Glazed and Unglazed Earthenware
2017
Suburban Rock
Glazed Earthenware, MDF, Paint
Rock on Stand
Glazed Earthenware
2017
Suburban Rock on Base
Glazed Earthenware
2017
Suburban Rock on Stand
Glazed Earthenware, MDF, Paint
2017
Suburban Rock
Glazed Earthenware
2016
Suburban Rock
Glazed Earthenware
2016

This body of work started as an investigation into Chinese Scholars’ Rocks and evolved to encompass clay as a formless material. My interest in the rocks was their relationship to nature, abstraction and display structures. Through their provenance and cultural significance, the stones have become artificial and perhaps meaningful, although they aspire to be objects of infinite reflection – things which could stimulate the imagination and therefore allow one the ability to constantly see new things. These “Suburban Rocks” were made of clay chunks attached to formal ceramic pedestal forms and wood platforms. They were arranged, rearranged, and still have the potential to be displayed in numerous ways because their flexibility contributes to making these stones objects of meditation.