I have been absent from my blog of late, but I'm back, with many exciting things to talk about- these beautiful flowers are just the start! Bowls of flowers like this are a daily offering in the studio and many other places; they are a celebration of the fleeting nature of beauty, and of life itself.
I could write a whole blog about things being transported on bikes in India. Egg delivery bikes like this one are particularly spectacular, and a regular sight on my morning commute. This seemingly effortless balance of fragility in the midst of the chaotic flow of traffic (and life) is fascinating and poignant. In a way, it is as much a celebration of delicate beauty and ephemerality as the offerings of flowers are.
Now for some things in the studio. It has been a productive week. Here are some new vase forms I've been trying. I am attempting to find marks that embody the arresting beauty and transient repetition I find in things like stacks of eggs on motorbikes.
I am working on a lot of new ideas- or perhaps new versions of old ideas. I've been doing a lot of coil building, both vessels and wall pieces, and I feel that a few ideas are starting to come together. Here are a few "previews".
In this work, I have been thinking a lot about things that are kept inside or concealed. Though we try to hide the things we think are ugly or imperfect, these things have a way of remaining visible. It is the beauty in these hidden things that I am pursuing and contemplating.
My name is Sarah Camille Wilson. I am currently living in Pondicherry India and working as a visiting instructor and artist in residence at Golden Bridge Pottery.This blog is an informal way for me to share my experiences and ideas with friends, colleagues, and anyone else who is interested. Welcome, and feel free to comment.