I am compelled by seemingly disparate images and observations: scar tissue, heavy blankets, capillary action, mending, the warmth and weight of our bodies. I want to articulate how material and form have the potential to simultaneously elicit tenderness, familiarity, and alienation. Through material investigation my thoughts become sculpture. This labor-intensive process relies on endurance and care. I am aided by the physical properties of clay and fiber. They respond directly to the pull of gravity and might bulge, swell, or sag like flesh. Both can be quite strong or fragile, impervious or porous. It is unclear if my material or conceptual curiosity came first. They operate in tandem.
— Allison Rose Craver