‘There is an immediate connection between social systems and personal consciousness, each structuring and being structured by the other.’ (Adler, J 1981, The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self)
Working with clay is a continual dialogue with the form, exploring my ideas through construction. The process is fluid, ideas evolve.
Engaging with issues of cultural place and belonging, my work embodies vulnerability and fortitude. Reflecting on the basic human need to connect, and relating to nature’s malleable way of reproduction, the form is constructed by repetitive elements. The singular is supported by the whole and the whole is united by the singular. The use of Hebrew script represents a sacred prayer for protection. As a collection of markings and spirituality it evokes ambiguity. It communicates on a personal and global level.
This body of work awakens a conversation about people, the individuals that connect to a group and the sense of security within.