I love the immediacy and kindness of sculpture clay – how one can change the expression and impression in a flash.
This is a very personal series – about middle-aged women’s bodies! How, why, do we eventually get to look like that! But there is also a celebration of defiance here. The figures stand or sit, unembarrassed, naked, hiding nothing of the lumpy adipose that has accumulated over the years, the tired used breasts undisguised by uplifting bras.
The risk factor in Raku firing epitomizes the vulnerability of middle-aged women’s bodies – if we get through this passage of time, the results can be incredibly rewarding.