The Fragmentation series investigates ideas of life cycles, permanence and decay in an ethereal atmosphere. The work features layering of prints of disintegrating skeleton leaves applied as decals to my wheel thrown vessels. To achieve depth, I developed a process of embedding the images within further layers translucent slip, alternating areas of exposed and buried images. Over multiple firings and slip layers becoming translucent and colours become altered. Light reveals the hidden and interior images through the vessel walls. Butterflies, scattered through the layers, emphasize the theme of life and change. Bronze and silver mica decals reflect light and add to the complexity of the imagery.
Detail images of Tiger Tales