Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
Here I explore my own relationship with clay and the way reacts to my bodily movements. I start by throwing a bowl on the potter’s wheel, squeezing the clay between my hands and allowing it to record my finger-marks. The centrifugal and centripetal forces encountered while throwing are the same as those found throughout nature, whether it be electrons rotating around a nucleus, the earth spinning on its axis and rotating around the sun, or the powerful force of typhoons and tropical storms. While still fully malleable, I upturn it and allow nature’s greatest force, gravity, and the kinetic energy from shaking to stretch its walls. When taken to its limit the wheel-thrown rim tears away from the body creating a new rim as the outcome of gravity and chance: it can never be recreated. Contrasting the thin fractal-like edge, is the heavier, stronger, bone-like structure. The dialogue between the opposing edges and the distended throwing marks highlights the tension created during the making, that is made permanent during the firing process. It is a dialogue between the constructed and the organic, between mankind and nature.
高鵬 Peng Gao
Director of Today Art Museum
Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial
Professor, Hongik University