My breath is caught by the fluid, visual patterns of connection and transition that surround us – light reflected against wind and water; flocks of birds in flight; social network diagrams, neural pathways, cellular clusters. There is, for me, a deep resonance in these kinds of patterns in their simultaneous completeness – a sort of perfect, ineffable symmetry and balance – and their utter ephemerality.
My recent work explores the fluidity of lines – looped, clustered, connected and shifting – rendered themselves in a shifting spectrum of form, surface, color and light. The ceramic medium offers both a malleable material for “drawing” form in space, and a surface on which line, color and even light can be manipulated. The tactile intimacy, and alchemy, of the material allows a deeply intuitive, responsive process through which the pieces emerge.
— Josephine Burr