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 water of the pond, especially of the trees above and around the edge. I wanted to experiment with the inaccessibility of the deep water, to offer a monochrome checkered section of order to the gentle moving surface of the water, scattered in leaves of many shades and sizes. 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 assisted with floating, then finally cast out on the water.