Some Things Better Left Alone 

Never Better
Never Better

White earthenware 8 x 12 x 5 in. 2020

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Do You Still Think Of Me?
Do You Still Think Of Me?

White earthenware 12 x 8 x 6 in. 2020

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Fighting for our Lives (Front)
Fighting for our Lives (Front)

White earthenware 8 x 12 x 5 in. 2020

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Fighting for our Lives (Back)
Fighting for our Lives (Back)

White earthenware 8 x 12 x 5 in. 2020

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Rack and Ruin
Rack and Ruin

White earthenware 7 x 10 x 5 in. 2020

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Solace
Solace

White earthenware 12 x 12 x 6 in. 2020

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Statement

Some Things Better Left Alone visualizes the fleeting nature of materialism and the damaging effects of excess wealth through a series of gory teapots. The elegant forms and delicate detailing of the series are reminiscent of the Rococo movement, a style mostly created by and for the French upper-class right before the French Revolution. This contrast showcases the rotten nature of those who hoard wealth and the pain that is caused by it.

Thousands of people suffer in a broken system that forces them to work under corporations run by these kinds of people to barely make enough to afford to just survive. All this abuse for more wealth that will not matter to them when they pass.

Thus, I create ceramic teapots, an item commonly associated with wealth, and cut and slash at the piece, creating exposed ribs, torn flesh, and spilled organs. I also add mushrooms, moss, and vines, along with running color, and dirt to give a sense that the pieces have been sitting forgotten.