Signs of Life
Signs of Life was completed as the final work of a residency at the ARS Ceramic Centre. The separate strands are about 6 meters long and hang from the ceiling. The title refers to the immediate inspiration for the forms from fishing floats, buoys, markers, and weights. The strands create a three sided space enveloping the viewer. While nautical instruments are typically very pragmatic and even masculine, the stripped white forms appear supple and feminine. While the piece is arranged to have a visual flow, some pieces float while others weigh in the balance. The basic geometry of the pieces is left open to interpretation, what can be a buoy to one can appear as a rolling pin to another based on our own life experiences and perspectives.