This work is a development of an interest that I’ve long
had in drawing together and exploring threads of commonality between
the tea ceremony objects (particularly the tea bowl) and abstract
expressionist painting and sculpture.
Trying to think about the work in a fresh way, discarding notions
of static utilitarian objects overlayed with “decoration” I
consider the works as they progress, anthropomorphically, as a
layered continuum of bones, flesh and skin with the markings suspended
somewhere within the outer layers.
I want to imbue the work with a visceral quality, utilizing the
tensions between, symmetry and asymmetry, control, intuition and