This work began on the theme of sharing.
As ideas often do, it meandered until it finally found a place of inspiration; in this case, the evocative words of a song in which one person’s life was changed by the input of another.
In response, I created an installation in porcelain; a pure and sensitive material, depicting the journey of seed heads towards sowing and seeds in germination. The work was thrown and fired in reduction to produce calm, fresh hues of green and blue.
The resulting forms appear to connect with each other; they suggest movement and vitality.
I electroformed sycamore seeds, highlighting and preserving in copper the intricate detail of these life carriers, often overlooked.
It is allegorical. The bowls and seeds are metaphors for human relationships; growing, changing, and sharing.
‘Into a dancer you have grown
Out of the seeds someone else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds
Of your own.’