I combine the intuitive handling and physical attributes of clay with magazine photographs to give way to a relationship between perception and conception – between reality and the imagination. A direct bricolage and framing within the work collapses the ceramic material and pictured backdrop into the same visual field. It is in this collapsed moment that I am able to create a space that is simultaneously influenced by both natural and mediated landscapes. Acting almost as a mockery to camouflage, the pieces often aim not to overtake the scenery but rather to be a part of it. The motions I make in the studio, whether it is the gestures made with the clay or a layering of underglazes respect the landscape’s nuances in an attempt to merge with it. This reversibility of these rendered landscapes serve simultaneously as personal markers (cairns) as well as prompts for our experience and culture with nature and place.
— Jon P. Geiger