These “hinge” heads are metaphors for how I feel about our current political environment.
The “Hinging On” series explores explores the interaction of humanness with the hinge form as visual metaphor. The work considers a new context for an everyday form and challenges the viewer’s comprehension of it, asking the viewer to interact with the normal and the unusual. The hinge, as a visual metaphor, suggests the possibilities and complexities of human nature; an everyday mechanism that opens and closes both our most personal and public spaces.
Sculpted from life, the busts began with a solid block-in then modeled using sculpture tools. The hinge was made using a press mold. Fired in an electric kiln, the finished surface was created by layering and multiple-firing textured clay slip and underglazes.