being, effortless, silently aware, first nen from Buddhism.
When creating work in the Studies series, I leave the sculptural surface as raw as possible, allowing the viewer to complete the forms. In the Presence series, I move the pieces beyond a simple clarification of the figure to a work with a highly resolved surface, keeping the form as clear, as full, and as subtle, as possible.
Along this theme I have reworked each form in clay, further exploring the voids and the surfaces. Ceramic explorations of Presence are described further in Void & Form.
Viewers discover personal titles. Pieces are identified here with a letter (bronzes) or a letter and number (stoneware explorations). Click on each image for details.