Basket #1

Basket #1

 

Porcelain, 23k Gold Leaf
17h x 22w x 18d
2016

This basket is made with beans that burn out during the initial firing, which leaves a negative space of the particular material in the clay. This symbolizes the history of the basket and what it once contained. Imbued in the work is an anthropological reflection on how we are loosing the ability to harvest and gather materials due to corporate strangle and numbing agents of consumerism. These baskets are not utilitarian. They are not practical in scale or material. They are extremely lightweight, made of 40% paper and porcelain. They are an endangered memory. 

Basket #2

Basket #2

 

Porcelain, 23k Gold Leaf
19h x 15w x 14d
2016

This basket is made with beans that burn out during the initial firing, which leaves a negative space of the particular material in the clay. This symbolizes the history of the basket and what it once contained. Imbued in the work is an anthropological reflection on how we are loosing the ability to harvest and gather materials due to corporate strangle and numbing agents of consumerism. These baskets are not utilitarian. They are not practical in scale or material. They are extremely lightweight, made of 40% paper and porcelain. They are an endangered memory. 

Basket #3

Basket #3

 

Porcelain, 23k Gold Leaf
14h x 21w x 19d
2016

This basket is made with beans that burn out during the initial firing, which leaves a negative space of the particular material in the clay. This symbolizes the history of the basket and what it once contained. Imbued in the work is an anthropological reflection on how we are loosing the ability to harvest and gather materials due to corporate strangle and numbing agents of consumerism. These baskets are not utilitarian. They are not practical in scale or material. They are extremely lightweight, made of 40% paper and porcelain. They are an endangered memory.