Artist Statement:

Intangible, unseen energies are what intrigue me and my pieces are a means to understand psychological forces of relationships between individuals, communities and our connection to nature and our environments. With my work I aim to illuminate the intricacies of our hidden world while confronting contemplation on the passage of time and the impermanence of being.

The principal material I use is porcelain. Both delicate and resilient, porcelain’s transparent properties when rendered thin are the allure of working with the material as it allows interplay with light. Typically my work is made by method of slip casting, which allows multiple copies of the same form to be made. The repeated forms are then individually detailed, often intuitively, with simple tools to create layers of texture.

I aim to create objects of wonder and contemplation and to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places, to be more conscious about the connections and interactions to their surroundings.

Media Category:

Ceramics

Website:

http://www.taliasilva.com