To what extent do we take ownership over the people we become? As individuals, we are each the sum of many parts, illustrating our lives with traumas, travels, stories and traditions. We have unlimited authority to edit, rewrite and rearrange our priorities.
In my own practice, I emphasize the continuous and non-linear nature of how people and stories develop over time and are perceived. I rely on the interplay of image and object, and how they inform one another. Their relationship at any given time provides us with a new language for discerning our surroundings, relationships and histories.
I am constantly pulling from Victorian and Nouveau design, personal memorabilia, letters and postcards, nursery rhymes and literature, religious imagery, Cizhou ware, developmental psychology, ironwork, botany, bad jokes, architecture and more. I layer images as ornamentation on altered ceramic vessels and installations, using two-dimensional, grayscale imagery on three-dimensional surfaces to achieve a sense of nostalgia, fiction and uncertainty.
Studio Songs: Nobody Knows by KimYeji
Dark Black by Kristina Train