The spatial composition in “Ebb and Flow” references textile patterns. I grew up encircled by the comfort of homemade textiles and now surround others in similar ways. Those soft and fleeting moments are captured in ceramic form as a gesture to capture sensorial memories of warmth and belonging.
Referencing traditional quilting squares, “(Im)mutability” upholds the beauty of textiles while shifting the typically soft forms to hard blocks that can be rearranged. The shift questions the permanence of comfort & belonging while showing that if one formation is lost, a new pattern can be created
“Disruption” visually references a progression of windows with shifting structures that are transformed into new passages, showing the possibilities inherent in restructuring to be more equitable for all.
“Underpinning” shows two iterations of a grid, one that is supported through connections and a second that has been stretched thin with no support, distorting the geometry. The work illustrates the consequences of social division and the lack of social support.