These recent sculptures are about abstraction, a longing for wilderness, and my failed attempts at conjuring personal experiences I have had in the landscape throughout my life. Influenced by both natural and mediated landscapes, these pieces can elicit a single place and time or an amalgam of time, experiences and desires. Thus the forms and surfaces are fragmented and residual, while simultaneously evidential and illusive. I use physical attributes of ceramic glaze like color, the range of surface between mattness and gloss, and the range between translucency and opacity, coupled with a variety of application techniques to create a surface that alters our perception of the angular and organic ceramic forms. Incorporating both casting and hand forming techniques, the sculptures have the sensibility of synthetic, fabricated and built objects and environments.
— Tyler Lotz