Not A Time Of Curves
Contemporary architectural design and construction represents a remarkable fusion of artistic expression and practical functionality, akin to a form of innovative utilitarian sculpture. By examining the shared stylistic elements, production methods, and utilitarian goals of contemporary architecture, artists and designers can identify and address the societal challenges they present.
The intersection of ceramics and architecture is a dynamic and symbiotic relationship. Both disciplines address social concerns through their aesthetics and utilitarian nature. By highlighting this connection through the reinterpretation of the pedestal and the incorporation of diverse construction materials alongside clay elements, contemporary architecture gains a more relatable human quality. As architectural models, my work serves as a means for viewers to gain insights into their individual roles within the broader social fabric. Clay acts as a conduit, bridging past and present ideas of material innovation, challenging our notions of new architectural paradigms, and questioning the relevance of ceramic art forms in the twenty-first century.
Through extensive research, ideation, and practical application, I have laid the foundation for celebrating the human element of contemporary architecture and the clay object, recognizing their shared essence as fundamental concepts or structures. I firmly believe that this intrinsic correlation possesses the conceptual power to reflect the intricate complexities of living in a globally fragmented community.