I was a 2D girl until recently. In my art that is. When I started working with clay two years ago I had to consider the fact that it took up space. It began as a 2D surface in-the-round and still is, to a certain extent. I’m getting closer to finding a marriage, if you will, between the 2D and the 3D. They have to require each other.
I dig into the surface to find the lines, the drawings of my figures trying to make sense of their world. I apply the color as backdrop and suggestion of history. All of this is familiar. What’s new, is the 3D form. I’m flying by the seat of my pants with them at this point. I like working on clay that has a rough surface and undulating contour. And, of course the vessel needs to be free standing. After that this new world opens up all sorts of possibilities.