Explosions in the sky – Welcome, Ghosts, 2013
Clay, wood, paper, cloth, knife
87 x 62 x 37 cm
This work is not an obsessive collection of objects but the result of specific body processes. The tiles are molds from my thigh; mimicking the way traditional ceramicists were producing roof tiles. The stacks of paper are comprised by encyclopedia pages I torn apart one by one, creating a kind of personal reading.
Smudged by clay, the knife betrays its practical use for the tile making and symbolically marks the violence and aggression that is tapped into making this sculpture, while the cloth indicates the complementary dimension of care.
The image of the explosion, frozen in time, incorporates an element of uncertainty.