ceramic artist

ARTIST STATEMENT

Artist Statement

 

When I was five, my dog died. She was tiny and fluffy and less than a year old.

I had some questions that were answered:

how did she die? (cancer)

what is cancer? (sickness, bad sickness)

will she come back? (no)

I had a lot of questions that weren’t answered:

what will happen to her?  

why did she get cancer? will I get cancer?

what will happen to me?

I find that the greatest challenges to deriving meaning from this life are united by the unknown which characterizes the questions that I had when I was five. I make work which explores this unknown because, very often, there is no dialogue because there are no straightforward answers.