Con Todo (cutting board)
Cutting board - approx. 12 x 8 x 0.75"
Cucumber - approx. 1.5 x 6 x 1.5"
Grapefruit (breasts) - approx. 1.5 x 3.75 x 4"
September 10 - October 3, 2020
I make everyday objects and try to make sense or nonsense out of them. Visual representation comes and goes in my work, much like a story that gets stretched over time in its telling. I want my pieces to carry that same sense of altered information while still carrying the heart of it’s narrative. Such as a dinner table that extends in its length while the fruit multiplies or grows nipples to describe nourishment. These stories often stem from personal ones growing up one of twelve children in Los Angeles and then lead into some more fictional ones. I enjoy playing with the reality of my work and finding more questions than answers. I am learning through creating. Sculpting dirt to look like dirt and firing it into stone, getting towards something familiar yet not familiar.
My interest in Art comes from my expectations of it being a field without limitations as it takes on an almost endless possibility of color shape and form and provides us with the opportunity to share our individual stories without boundaries. I often gravitate towards the medium of clay because of its malleability and rich history. Ceramics as material offers us permanence , it is one of the ways we were able to learn about ancient cultures. There is so much beauty in these traditions and my aim has been to make a mark of my time that will be preserved in the history of ceramic objects.
CHRISTINA ERIVES, Con Todo
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