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An Archive of Longings, 2018

 

Porcelain, flux

Photography: Toril Brancher

An Archive Of Longings

The series titled ‘An Archive of Longings’ exists as sequences of spoons lined up on shelves. The spoon becomes a metaphor for all that we are or long to be. Some hold the original raw material from which their refined selves are made. Others contain a precise balance of porcelain and flux, caught in the heat of the kiln chamber in different stages of melt. The spoons are recollections of other states of being. Within the structures of everyday living, we sense those other states breathing: the wilder, the freer, the undomesticated. This dynamic tension, between pure formal structure and transitory moments of flux, between restraint and fluidity, is a deep and ever present conversation within my practice.