Monday, April 2, 2012

nuala o'donovan

coral surface and structure, 2011, handbuilt porcelain, 50x36x26, radiolaria grid yellow centre, 2011, handbuilt porcelain, unglazed and stained porcelain, 36x24x36, teasel gray fault line, 2011, handbuilt porcelain, 48x30x30cm
My decision to research patterns and forms from nature stemmed from my interest in the narrative quality of irregularities in patterns. The history behind a scarred or broken surface is what fascinates me. The evidence of a response to random events visible in patterns in nature, is testament to the ability of living organisms to recover, to respond, and to continue growing and changing. It is the imperfections in the patterns caused by a unique experience that are evidence of the life force in living organisms.
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