3㎡-2014                              

Statement

 

I am particularly interested in binaries. My work addresses both the unity and the contradiction of dichotomies: restriction and freedom; complexity and simplicity; correctness and abstractiontragedy and comedy. At the same time, my work explores the distance and relations between man and nature; man and society; and man and his own feelings and desires. In my ceramic practice, I use both traditional and nontraditional methods and mixed media. Exploring the ways in which clay relates with other media has produced both challenges and opportunities for greater expression. In many of my projects, I combine ceramics with video, voice, drawing, fiber, printmaking, painting and other media. The various potential uses of different materials provide a framework for experimentation that compels me to take greater expressive risks. How to make connections between my ideas and materials, outcomes and processes, objects and space, as well as the artwork and viewers are questions I continually consider in my studio practice.