Smoke fired porcelain, wire, polystyrene
130*130*3cm, floating installation
Skaelskor, Denmark | 2005
With this piece I was interested in playfully drawing our attentions to the many reflected images in the pond, especially of the trees above and around the edge of the water. I wanted to experiment with the inaccessibility of the deep water, to offer a monochrome geometric section of order in contrast to the gentle moving surface of the water and scattered organically shaped leaves. Porcelain clay was mixed with leaves from the pond and the ground in the surrounding area, pressed into a thin slab and then cut into tiles. They were then smoke fired, intentionally making half of the tiles lighter shades and half darker charred hues, wired together and adhered to buoyant polystyrene blocks, and then finally cast out on the water.