Una (Memento Mori)
"Una (Memento Mori)"
Porcelain with underglaze, glaze, luster
12.5 in. x 6 in. x 6 in.
My artwork explores my notions of identity and home through the creation of illustrated ceramic sculptures. Using female figures, iconography, and domestic scenery, I present personal themes of femininity, memory, and mental health to discuss what are ultimately universal experiences. I draw inspiration from historical portraiture for my figure's forms, clothing, and some imagery. Themes like longing, love, fragility, strength, and family have been depicted in art throughout history. Although we often feel isolated in our experiences, looking at women from the past helps me to see that I am not alone and to feel a sense of validation. I hope others can connect to my work in similar ways.
"Una (Memento Mori)" is a porcelain sculpture of a nude woman wearing a skirt resembling a crinoline, while looking at an Amaryllis flower in her hand. A memento mori painting is illustrated on her skirt referencing life, death, pride, knowledge, and vanity.