• Moments Materialized: MFA Thesis-Ceramics

      Morton, Rebecca (2017-05)
      Through movement, I am aware that my mind quickens my body and my body invigorates my mind. Movement, for me, is a response to a particular place in time similar to an improvisational dance. I’m interested in large amounts of volume in clay and the elation I feel during the making process within my own body. Excitement comes from working at a larger scale. The physicality of the material awakens my body. I create large, hand-built sculptures that reference movement, lightness, and curves. Delicate, soft creases, and folds inform my attempt to create continuous flowing sensual forms. Cycles seen in nature, and especially fertility, are often my foremost focus. I aspire to portray these moments and simultaneously suggest ongoing ceaseless motion.