This installation consists of carved and pierced ceramic lights made of hand-built unglazed earthenware, representing the number of beads on an Indian prayer Mala. It is entitled Prayer for the Planet. My idea is to convey a world that is a cross between a fragile coral reef and a galaxy, thus representing the microcosm and the macrocosm.
(From Ceramics Monthly)
“I am very interested in Eastern philosophy, and find working with clay the most tangible expression for meditation. It has taught me patience, and has provided me with the capacity for a child-like absorption in the present. The more I am involved with meditation, the less seriously I take myself and life in general. I’ve noticed that I work with clay most often either when I have lost touch with myself or when I am happy and centered. Any form of expression comes from the spirit. The more attention and respect you pay to your spirit, the more spontaneous and enjoyable your creative process will be. To me, this is all that matters.”