Orerry

2015

Cast charcoal, glass, resin, steel

4’ x 2’ x 5’

These vases are very delicate when viewed from one side and opaque and solid from the others. The frame supporting them is spare to create an ambiguous context reminiscent of a museum or domestic shelving. The sculpture is physical but diagramatic, concrete yet suggestive of a missing, fuller physical reality. The vase forms are inspired by archaeologists’ drawings of cross sections of ancient ceramics. As I sculpt from this mediated source of information, I mimic the archaeologists’ attempt to understand ancient cultures through the resource of surviving objects.