Artist statement I create work based on the idea of being human; not only forms but emotive and functioning. As human beings we can never understand ourselves completely, which creates a certain dichotomy, if we do not understand completely how we feel and what we are, do we have the ability to understand things around us?
The concept behind “Yours Truly” is the idea of stripping ourselves down to the very minimum, focusing on human emotions. “Skin” is one of the key elements, which divide us into different groups but beneath it, we are all the same. Regardless of this, its perceived divide cases constant pain and war.
The experiment between a female and male, simply required them to look at each other for 1 min and decide onto which part of the body to pour porcelain slips. They could choose between white, red and black porcelain depending on their emotional response to each other within the proximity of that 1 min.
Using porcelain as the medium from which to create “skin” suggests a fragility, but building layers creates a solid compact structure, reflective of how we as human beings are in society. It represents the different layers of emotions and the different facades we wear to get us through lives.