Basket #1

Basket #1

 

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

My baskets are an endangered memory. They are 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 the corporate numbing of consumerism. These baskets are extremely lightweight, made of 40% paper and porcelain. As a result, they are not utilitarian, nor are they practical in scale or material. 

Basket #2

Basket #2

 

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

My baskets are an endangered memory. They are 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 the corporate numbing of consumerism. These baskets are extremely lightweight, made of 40% paper and porcelain. As a result, they are not utilitarian, nor are they practical in scale or material. 

Basket #3

Basket #3

 

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

My baskets are an endangered memory. They are 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 the corporate numbing of consumerism. These baskets are extremely lightweight, made of 40% paper and porcelain. As a result, they are not utilitarian, nor are they practical in scale or material.