School: Palmer High School
This piece, which I am calling, “Something”, consists of; clay pots that were wheel thrown off-the-hump, repurposed copper pipe, sticks, rocks, sea shells, and other found “junk” that I am giving a second life through art. This piece connects to my theme, “less made into more” through both the physical process and the symbolism. As I use clay, a material that is almost as basic as the Earth itself, I am making it into something more complicated, a bowl or pot. This piece symbolizes how the trash we leave behind and the art of the natural world are all connected (hence the string) and there is a precarious balance between the health and pollution of Earth (hence the balancing of the mobile). When someone looks at my piece, I want the viewer to feel a call to take care of the Earth, but also be reminded that old can be made new again.