Good lord it appears that I decided not to attend graduate school, whoops. Another year begins at IUS and big surprise I find myself in the middle of another existential crisis.
Due to certain circumstances I find myself making work about relationships again, toxic ones of course (my favorite!) After making a single piece over the summer (at least its big) I finally created something my first week back, a classic self portrait.
I have been mulling over the idea of the void. I see the void as something within all of us. Try as we might to fill it with work, drugs, food, sex, really your vice of choice, I find it simply never gets filled.
I historically love to use love. I try to fill my void with another person and so this piece is inspired by the idea of filling my own void. Maybe if I make work about it I can apply the idea to my own life.
The center tube is supposed to float through the center of the piece but I am not sure if its going to work, I have it lifted up with some clay but it might sink down in the drying/firing. Whatever happens happens I am detached from the outcome, it's really just something I needed to make for myself.