Emptiness / by Kat Evans

An object by itself is not the same as an object next to another object.

Each piece holds its own alone. It encapsulates its own air and occupies its own space.  However, when placed next to another object, shapes and meanings multiply. The shadow of a straight edge becomes a curve when cast across the contours of another object. The area between the two objects becomes an intense dark space, where shadows co-incide. 

Although they are made of clay and began their life as pinch pots, these objects are not vessels. Although "clothing emptiness" (Daintry, 2007), this emptiness cannot be usefully filled with liquid, and the pieces cannot reference this potent tradition in ceramics. 

When two objects are brought together, the solid covering of the internal space creates further emptiness in the darkness of shadows and the spaces between.