Briny Crossing -40, 2014. Ceramic installation, variable dimensions.
For the exhibition Art Rooms at the Cockenzie House and Gardens I left the gallery space in favour of the outdoors. The outcome is a ceramic installation where the material has the dominant role. Bags of clay, the material as it is made available to me, were repeatedly thrown on the floor to acquire their final shape. Unintentional multiple explosions that happened during my first firing were employed equally as a shape giving agent. Pouring and dripping defined the surface treatment. ‘Briny Crossing - 40’ is a work open to interpretations related to history through the aesthetics of the ruin and the fragment and also hinting at the harsh lives of the people who made this history happen.