For the first time in my life, I can truly say I enjoy writing. With this newfound love of writing, I've decided to use this platform to explore and try to make sense of what's been on my mind. I intend to share ideas about ceramics as well as other topics. I'm going to jump in and start by sharing a concept I am interested in:
I experience strong tension between wanting to be seen and wanting to hide. Subconsciously, this tension has always been an important part of my work. Only recently have I realized this and decided to consciously explore it through my artwork. Hiding behind perfectionism and self-neglect is so ingrained in me, I don't even recognize when I'm doing it most of the time. I want to uncover what’s underneath my subconscious blocks and cultivate it. It’s a process of unfolding. My pottery can help me with this process. It can provide a visual reflection of this process. It can provide a visual reflection of the beauty hidden underneath.