Playing with Earth

Manipulating a malleable material like clay can be a visual record of cause and effect. Using hands and fingers to impose a force to the clay can be related to the effects of dust coming from Owens lake. One of the forces that can be considered are the natural weather elements that hit the site, wind moves the dust from the ground into the air. Some of my clay pieces show swooping and curvilinear forms that relate to the wind and its displacement of material. Another aspect can be the movement of water on the site and how it has been restricted and limited. Again some of my clay pieces try to capture a sense of movement and uniformity of water passing on top of topographical surfaces.


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