I take the objects that I have altered and cover them in skins: encasing them in clay or slathering them in slip, pasting them in paper or coloring them with pigments. Sometimes they have multiple skins ,they are fired and refired in the kiln. Sometimes the alteration lies lightly on the surface, at other times I cannot remember what the container now contains.
My work has long been both project and place-based, centered in the orchestration of objects. I measure and balance, parts are formed, colored, and placed; lines are created between and through shapes. My practice lays a line of abstraction and chance, reconstructing and reworking. I play with reflection and absorption, using one to measure the other, lining and misaligning shape and surface. Sometimes the arrangement pulls together and just holds, flickering but impermanent, just beyond the grasp of understanding, an almost thing. . I poke and prod material and form, coaxing it into a new existence. I think of lines across a landscape, watch the shadows caused by clouds.
— Rebecca Harvey