Planetary Bodies

I am strongly influenced by Alchemical philosophy, which is underpinned by the maxim, 'As above, so below'. This means that the microcosm (oneself) is deeply connected to the macrocosm (the wider universe). 

I am interested in our own personal connection to the larger scale of the universe, the planets of our solar system and the stars.

This collection of spherical forms reference the planetary scale, the behaviour of material and geological features that are shaped by gravitational forces. The components of clay and glaze and their transformation through heat in the kiln is strongly analogous to the composition of the earths crust and  processes of the rock cycle. 

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Dark Spheres (2019-21), ceramic, largest diameter 30cm