Tania Rollond. Mittagong, NSW, Australia (Near Sydney)
I like to examine the objects that I come across in minute detail. Natural things like leaves, rocks, insects and plants, or man made objects discarded and worn by the natural elements and time. I look for patterns and structures, random markings of erosion and decay, small details and fleeting impressions. Through the process of remembering, drawing and redrawing the details and patterns are abstracted, reconfigured, or elaborated into new forms and arrangements. Ever more complicated drawings seem to demand simple ceramic forms – blank, three- dimensional canvases; the thin walls perhaps suggesting paper. I enjoy the tension between the clean, geometric lines of the form and the complicated, gently distorted markings meandering over the surface. My drawings explore the three dimensionality of the form, visually flattening it, but also leading the eye over and around; a new and unexpected composition created with each rotation of the work.
-artist statement about drawings on porcelain
artist work at sabbia gallery
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