Ceramic skins

“Ties That Bind Us” features the Hand, Mind and Heart of the makers. In an age of increased social isolation, globalization and explosion of digital technologies this installation transcends the perfection of machine made ubiquitous products.

Thirty-six bone china panels, 35cm x 60cm x 1.8mm, are suspended from steel cables creating an architectural skin and interior divider. An “Outside Skin” with finger rhythm hammered surfaces becomes a plane to capture and telegraph lighting conditions. An offset parallel plane of “Inside Skin” drapes as if shifting winds ripple fabric that binds humans.

The translucent interior divider has a metaphysical presence and highlights the unique physical characteristics of ceramics; fluidity, translucency and tactility as an architectural skin.