Objects of Remembrance
Ceramic Objects and Photography, 2013
This is an installation that includes two different art media and permits the viewer to explore the themes of body, memory and cultural exchange in a multi-faceted way. This means of composition has its roots in traditional museography, but it steps forward into the realm of contemporary gallery practice. The installation is the reflection of the artist as a woman and as a ceramic artist. For the artist, clay holds a collective memory either as her personal narrative or through its own origins. As Ronald Barthes saw the punctum of himself in a photograph of someone he knew so too the ceramic artist sees herself in the clay that she has worked. Clay documents history and personal narrative in the same way as the photograph. In this installation, therefore, one sees a kind of double reference to culture and memory in a dialog that crosses considerable time and space.