Through my work, I create moments of confrontations between life and death. My works are acts of surrender to the inevitability of an end and are presented as part of a cycle of continuous regeneration, whereby discovering my own own mortality and contemplating on our collective fear of death.
In harnessing the inherent characteristics of unfired clay I am able to demonstrate my conceptual concerns. The approach first surfaced in my work when I was living in Canada a few years ago. The harsh climate of the region accelerated the evaporation of moisture from the clay and frequently caused sculpture to crack and fracture. The unintentional, and unstoppable, decay sparked comparisons in my mind with human flesh that allowed me to address a long-standing preoccupation with death.
My material of choice-water and clay-brought up associations with a range of religious rituals and beliefs as well. Using both materials,
I created intensely personal rituals that dissolved the boundaries between my life and my art.