Finger Tangles, 2020 (on going)
Porcelain and underglaze
I started making these flat pieces, which feature tangles of interlocking fingers, in February 2020, just before the pandemic started. They are about the sensuality and weirdness of the everyday, the familiarity and strangeness of our own bodies, about making shadow puppets. But now they are suddenly also about what hands and fingers mean in the age of contagion and germaphobia. I titled the first piece in the series: Has the meaning of fingers changed?
Coiffed and Cratered
Has the Meaning of Fingers Changed
Has the Meaning of Fingers Changed (detail)
Skimp and Scamper
That Scene from Bettlejuice