‘Terra Forms’ Aakar/Form 2015
This group ‘Terra Forms’ was one of 10 works which formed ‘Terra Pleiades’
in the joint exhibition ‘Aakar’ with Sandra Bowkett and Bhuvnesh Prasad at
Mr Kitly Gallery in 2015.
July 18, 2015
I have worked with clay for many years and the attraction to the earthy nature of this medium still feels strong. Shaping pieces from earth itself and making glazes from components of rock always challenges the continued experimentation and exploration.
In developing these groups of shapes my aim is to impart particulars that are important to my own sense datum. The surface treatments refer to elements such as sand, rock, water and salt .The ‘split’ shapes allow the viewer to have a look ‘inside’ the piece.
Having lived in both the northern and southern hemisphere I have always maintained an interest in nature- picking up yet another smooth pebble on a beach and enjoying visits to new places.
I hope that this collection of shapes will serve as ‘terrestrial mementos’ for the viewer.
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