17" x 27" x 12"
*artist will install
This sculpture is made from gathered wild grasses that are coated in a highly translucent porcelain slip and then fired at high temperature burning out the grasses. The final work reveals a shadow or skeleton of the original texture and form and hints at process. Upon close inspection there are feather light remnants of carbonless ash left in some of the interior spaces and pieces of kiln wool where the pre-fired work was slumped. While the end piece is what we see, sometimes the steps leading to that end are just as moving.