For me, making is a way to physically connect and make sense of the subconscious. While laboring over a piece I am forced to learn about myself. The object that is created is a small piece of me and the more I create the better I understand why certain forms and materials interest me. I typically find inspiration in natural objects. I take the material out of its natural environment and am able to place it in situations that aren’t normally witnessed. Being able to reflect upon and live with what I’ve created is equally as important as producing the piece. It allows me to pinpoint why I felt the need to make what I did and further define myself as a maker.
In this blog I will upload projects that I am currently undertaking. The process will (hopefully) be documented up until the piece is finished. I will also post work by other artists that inspire me as well as other crazy happenings in our metals studio (more specifically what tea we are currently drinking and what music we are playing to annoy our other classmates).