The starting point of the Élégies series is a dead bird that I discovered outside the Kohler factory in Wisconsin, where the work was made. The dead bird was wrapped in packing tape and then molded. The wrapping process reveals the bird’s presence without exposing its details. Fixed within the wrapping material and petrified through the firing process, the bird evokes a suspended moment in time, as well as tensions between the organic and inorganic, as has been a common theme in my work in recent years.
Vitreous china, glaze, 10 x 5 x 2,5 in.
Photo courtesy : Kohler Co., photographer Rich Maciejewski