Dawn + Dusk
In 2018 I was fortunate enough to be a part of Light Grey Art Lab’s Creative Residency in Norway! It was an amazing experience, and I have met some insanely talented folks that I still keep in contact with. (We trade postcards— it’s pretty cool)
Leading up to the residency, we each had 3 months to work on a project of our choosing. I had been wanting to bridge the gap between my ceramic and illustration work for some time at this point and also play with scale, so I set out to create 2 large paintings and ceramic platters that could be displayed together.
Moths have fascinated with me since childhood, and appear a lot in my work. I have a vivid memory of stepping on a luna moth when I was five years old, along with symbolizing death, intuition, vulnerability, and other themes I like to explore. They also create unique patterns which lends itself to my background in surface design.
A digital sketch was drawn for each piece, then transferred onto 300 lb Hot Press Arches Watercolor Paper. The paintings were completed in gouache, watercolor, and metallic acrylic.
The ceramic plates were wheel thrown, with Cone 10 porcelain and trimmed and slowly dried. I had a few loose sketches that were then freehanded on to the plate, and painted with a commercial underglaze including a light splatter on the underside. They are finally coated in a food safe, clear glaze.