Don’t Drink The Wa’er
In my third year of study, I had become more aware of environmental factors concerning land within my artwork. Working closely with the land on site at Lang Craig’s, I dug up the ground, collected water from the burn and turned it into clay back at the studio. The vessels made were left unfired and returned to the land, in a soft performative manner in which they ultimately met their demise, dissipating back into the land in which they came. This became a circular process in the relationship between making artwork and the use of materials, while contemplating themes of loss and the cycle of life.
For my practice, this was the conception of clay exploration and more specifically with wild clay and the focus on a more process based way of working. This project changed the way I now approach the idea of the site within a work, with a shift from using man-made materials to a far more organic response to site and materials.