Endangered Patterns

ceramic, glaze
Installation- 50 x 242 x 9.5 cm, 2019

Endangered Patterns attempts to replicate the patterns of polar bear fur, honeycomb, ice, turtle skin, and coral. Not only are these pieces parts of nature that I see to be beautiful, but parts that are indirectly killed or depleted through the effects of everyday human activities. I hang them as a trophy hunter would hang captured animals as trophies. I try to create the atmosphere of a trophy space to show the value and rarity of these patterns and to explore the feeling of power over nature.