Utilizing thousand-year-old clay techniques, I create tightly rendered ceramic busts of female portraiture. Blending traditional methods with contemporary content, I craft women suspended in unexpectedly relatable mundane moments.
Historically women were depicted as either accessories to men or objects of desire. For me, everything from doing laundry to irritating a coworker offers inspiration. Pulling from autobiographical experiences serves to showcase daily narratives frequently absent in fine art depictions of the female form. These portraits serve to showcase the richness of the human experience outside of the traditional parameters that typically dictate the who, how and look of a bust.
In the moments represented, their reactions distil the emotive by offering an intimate glimpse into a candid exchange. Titles further this connection by expanding on the context, with artwork titles like: If you find me dead in the guest room it's because I tried plow pose or OhJesustheresabuginthetub
What results are animated portraits that concurrently capture the fleeting emotion of the subjects while offering critique on just who portraiture historically favors.