vase artist statement
I think of my vase as a blank canvas or an unfinished sculpture that invites interaction and demands to be finished. In this case, the owner of the vase also becomes an artist. It becomes a collaboration with myself, the vase owner, and nature itself. It aims for one to slow down and create a masterpiece. It’s not an average flower vase that you pour water into and leave for a couple of days. This piece requires one to imagine and care about the details. Neither the color palette nor the final silhouette can be anticipated or described until the artist finishes the piece. From the relationship of light to the vase which depends on where it’s placed in the room, to intentionally picking out the flowers, to patiently balancing it onto the wall of the vase, to carefully pouring just the right amount of water which also requires to be refilled once or twice a day, are just a few things that rely on the artist’s participation.
As someone living in a fast paced world with instant access to unlimited information and real time updates through the internet and social media, slowing down and creating time to actually see things in a fresh and new perspective is a real fight. I believe art has a role in finding the balance between this demanding lifestyle and still see and experience wonder in the everyday. I strive to live where both worlds can exist; progressive but also content, full but at the same time expectant. I aim for this work to create just that.