Recycled clay, underglaze, stains, glaze, driftwood, sand, water, salt
Our primal SOURCE, our sea womb, still shimmers within us. Our salty tears, sweat, blood and the amniotic aquatic fluid protecting our growing babies.
Source is the newest addition to my …In Everything Series. All living things store a genetic recipe using the same DNA molecules. They are …In Everything. This genetic code is evidence of the shared ancestry of ALL living things.
Each piece in the series transforms into a DNA helix in unique ways. Can you find the helix on Source?
Inspired by its no-waste complexity, nature is my source and anchor, in wild places and at home in East Oakland. Clay has a memory. It records your fingerprints and all the ways you held it in your hands. Our earth has a memory and responds to our manipulations. My work in clay draws from the knowledge that everything… us, our food, home, clothes, tools, toys all come from the ‘clay’ of the earth. My hope is, we will seek nature-based solutions to grow, gather, love and consume with justice for all. Leaving the smallest fingerprint.
I feel an urgency to create art in this revolutionary time and value clay’s infinite potential − mirroring our own.