The propeller is a conduit for exploration. The use of propellers as a personal metaphor highlights the cyclical nature of movement between experiences. The propeller’s energy carries us forward, upward, sideways, backwards and even upside down. I created this body of work as I launched into the most significant experience of my life, motherhood. In hindsight, I ask myself why not re-purpose and paint on found objects? The answer is this: Working with clay is an ideal medium for me in expressing organic change, as clay itself has a life. Clay needs nurturing. It needs time to mature and become malleable. When ready, the clay takes on the life the artist gives it. And although clay appears more rigid and resilient after firing, in truth, it is as vulnerable as the day it was created with.
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