In my creative practice I explore the concepts of temporality, permanence and impermanence, and the relationship of humanity to the earth, particularly in the context of the Anthropocene.
The construction of each ceramic piece is guided by the qualities of the material, and the philosophies of Humanism and Wabi-sabi. My forms are sculptural, and some are created as ikebana vessels - simple forms with complex surfaces.
My focus on landscape helps express my love of the Earth, my grief and distress over the effects of climate change, and a recognition that the planet will endure beyond humanity. I see landscape as the ideal vehicle to explore form, texture and wonder at the scale of time and how Earth stores its memory.
My studio is located on the lands of the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation, and I recognise that Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded. I pay my respects to their Spirits, Ancestors and Elders, past and present, and acknowledge thousands of years of creative ingenuity and cultural practice in an immediate relationship with the environment and ecosystems, of which I would love to know more. I extend this respect to all First Nations Peoples across the lands and waters on which I visit, live, work and make.
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An installation of temporal work acknowledging the tribulations of the passing of time.