These two ceramic pieces were inspired by a reoccurring nightmare in which I am in a jungle and could feel myself being hunted by some predator. This dream gave me the disconnected sensation of feeling my body as if were food for another.
The punctured and entangled form was produced to convey a similar idea of consumption, and how nature (the roots), will always reclaim and reuse itself, whether it is organic material like our flesh or the building materials of our cities. Everything gets re-absorbed in some manner.
So I built the ambiguous mass of a human because I think people need a reminder of the fleshy, physical, and mortal nature of our existence.
- Mud Architecture (hamnakizar.wordpress.com)
- How a vast ancient city was discovered in the Cambodian jungle (theglobeandmail.com)
- The Arts Flourish in Chiang Mai (asiasketches.wordpress.com)