Line work: House/Body

  • “Line House” and “Lone Root” were two complementary sculptures created to explore making abstract drawings out of clay by using lines as compositional devices. The gestures of the lines are inspired by the genius of botanical and physiological growth patterns. The lines in “Line House” echo the rhizomatic growth pattern, tracing its rhythmic chaos. By mirroring how a plant knowingly and forcefully roots itself downward to facilitate its upward shoots for photosynthesis, I hope to draw an analogy to a human’s instinctive need for a sheltering ground in erratically toiling for spiritual illumination. “Single Root” is a visceral reflection of the bareness and pain resulted from the lack of such psychological sanctuary.
     
  • House (line work)
    35" x 25" x 20"
    Ceramic 
    Cone 10 Reduction, reclaimed stoneware clay, handbuilt
    2013

     
  • House (front view)
    24" x 22" x 22"
    Ceramic 
    Cone 10 Reduction, reclaimed stoneware clay, handbuilt
    2013
     
  • House (side view)
    24" x 22" x 22"
    Ceramic 
    Cone 10 Reduction, reclaimed stoneware clay, handbuilt
    2013
  • House (side view)
    24" x 22" x 22"
    Ceramic 
    Cone 10 Reduction, reclaimed stoneware clay, handbuilt
    2013