Building literally from dust and earth, sand and clay… my work focuses on the process of transformation – from disintegration and decay to a new form of beauty. The surface reveals an archaeological history of the treatment it has received: rain and earthquake, ancient graffiti, hints of fragmented calligraphy like scars on the skin and soul. Erosion and layering evoking passing time and the continuum of change in nature’s infinite progression.
An aspect that has always intrigued me is the mystery that lies within and behind—piercing of layers leading to unexpected discoveries beneath. This combination of deterioration and inflicted markings, construction and destruction, becomes a means of stating both the quality and unity of all things. No endings — the process of becoming.
Juliet Holland, New York City