My sculptures dwell on the physicality of change, and imagine the concept of change as if it were an organ with an independent mind occupying a place within our bodies. Change is an essential and fundamental part of our human experience, and yet, a full understanding of the how or why often escapes us. As well, we often cannot see a change as it is happening, we are merely confronted with the outcome and construct a new reality around this shift. With the idea of change then existing in a space undefined, my efforts center around bringing a form to the undefined through material and process.
All the works in this show reflect my interest and curiosity with the material and processes, and my efforts to create a new vocabulary with ceramics.
- Renata Cassiano-Alvarez