Stones (Scholar’s Rocks)  (2020)

Ceramics on wood pedestal  

The Chinese and Japanese have a long history of collecting rocks of surprising shapes and textures to serve as contemplation prior to creating their literary or art works. These rocks, taken out of their natural environment, might resemble mountain ranges, or reminded the connoisseurs of famous people, animals and mythical creature. Above all, those rocks are admired for their amazing beauty created by elements of Nature. 

In our current context of anthropocene, we began exploring the idea of re-creating Nature. I began to probe the idea of re-creating rocks to replace (Scholar’s) Rocks.