Monthly Archives: July 2011

A decade to change

Ten years ago I created a series of ceramic vessels some of which was buried or discarded my back yard.  After a decade I located most of the pieces and considered their life in the years past.  ‘A decade to change’ considers time authenticity of organic change and the romance of change.  the work reflects on the media construct of the ‘makeover’ and comments on the long drawn out process that masquerades as a sudden change.

The ceramic vessels are in the main intact but are very different to when they were first constructed.  They resemble archaeological artefacts unearthed from a prehistoric site.  The original artistry of the artefacts is not important – instead what is important is the romantic value offered by the natural pattern of decay.  People who see the vessels are interested in how the damage was caused and the length of time it took for the changes to take place.