Undercurrents

Hand-built earthenware clay

Undercurrents celebrates the movement and flow of the fresh clay body from which it is built and the underwater world of sea anemones. Moving and dancing with the gentle push and pull of watery currents, some of these ornately coloured creatures form a symbiosis with tropical clownfish seeking shelter in this ever-changing form. The title and pallor of the work alludes to the threats facing reefs around the world, including changing water temperatures and reduced coastal water quality, while the pearlescent tips serve as a hopeful allusion to sunlight glinting through the ocean’s surface.

Emerging category

by Maria Kraatz