1st July 2017

Artist Statement: Revised

‘Wherever we are is where we are meant to be’

In loneliness there is safety from being disappointed.  Everything, everyone, has the capacity to let you down.

Is it important that every language and every word is understood?  Is it possible to feel connected, feel moved or empathise with things we don’t completely understand?  Does every gesture have to be grammatically correct in order to be validated or legitimate?

There creatures exist in a divisive state of material conflict: jolie-laide, ugly-beautiful, honest-ambiguous… yet each one is exactly as it is meant to be.  They feel vulnerable to the judgements and expectations of others, yet in loneliness they find a haven.  If they rely on others to accept them, they must face the inevitable disappointment of not being good enough.

They are me.

Author: cafedelmartin

I am a London-based ceramic artist, maker and educator. My work explores haptics, fun, surprise, and challenging tactile experiences typically associated with the medium of clay. Currently, I am also completing a Masters Degree at University of the Arts, London (MA Designer Maker, UAL Camberwell).

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