Figures of Disposability
The works presented in Figures of Disposability (2020) focus on objects and materials that are often overlooked or unnoticed, and consist of ceramic vessels and oil paintings on wood panels. Twenty small paintings depict moments I’ve collected and documented through photography; times when I have noticed an overlap between the human-made and natural world. The act of painting the photographs I collected was a meditative process, and the temporal aspect of creating the works adds to their weight. The paintings’ intimacy is heightened by their small scale and the framing of the subjects. The paintings are accompanied by eight thrown ceramic vessels. Rather than taking an earthen substance and turning it into a human-designed object, these vessels were made by using a human-made technique, spinning clay on a wheel, and allowing chance and the natural properties of clay to determine the final shape of the work.