Possibly Tools

Year: 2018

Ceramic, size varies from 10” (25cm) H to 24”(60cm) H

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I am interested in the conversation that takes place between objects and us that constructs the meaning of those objects. The idea came when I saw a group of stone and clay artifacts displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are "possibly a handle for a vessel to carry water", "probably a container for medicine", and "probably religious idols".  There is a dialogue between the objects and us. We know how we use objects today and can imagine how people used to live. That dialog creates a story of objects. In this collection of "Possibly Tools" I want the conversation between my work and the viewers to compose these objects' meaning. I made the elements like the holes, the spiral patterns and the counterweights not to be decorative but to hint at a specific physical purpose, and I want to leave it up to the viewer to interpret those clues.