THE EMPTINESS HOLDS WHATEVER WE WANT

THE EMPTINESS HOLDS WHATEVER WE WANT
September 26, 2012 Clementina

 

 

 
Inspired by the textured surfaces of some of the work of Kim Sacks (see my blog post on our group show) Kazuhiro Katase, Takayama Dai I have been experimenting with textures on the outside of glazed bowls so that they will still be utilitarian, and then, inspired by Lao Tzu (570-490 BC), this poem…
 

“We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.”

 

Comment (1)

  1. Patricia G 9 years ago

    I like the contrast of glazed interior and textured exterior. Also the edges.
    I'm reminded of oyster shells.

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