MANUMISSION

Manumission abandons base and wall to work in the round. A circular, translucent acrylic sheet with inlayed organic fibers disk suspends from the ceiling to holds strands of forms spaced along a cord containing 100+ pieces of porcelain and 200+ small mirrors. Each porcelain piece was formed by tightly constricting the wet clay on different points of my body leaving the impression of that process imbedded in the soft material. These forms suspend from 13 strings in a geometric pattern. Heavier pieces of porcelain are in the middle and smaller pieces towards outer edges. The long strands hang loosely with small round mirrors intermingled along the cords. With glimpses of the viewer’s self-reflection, the mirrors also create beautiful bouncing light and shadows that spill across the floor like dancing fragments.