This piece is an exploration of color, texture, and scale to make something that looks fragile but visibly demonstrates strength. Bearing the weight of each other against gravity, the ceramic tiles take up space without completely blocking sight lines. The tablets were intentionally warped as they fired to highlight the minimal, repetitive texture.
The name for this piece comes from the term 'opus tessellatum', a mosaic technique for arranging tesserae (tiles) in horizontal or vertical lines.
clay, hemlock, leather, copper, gravity.
part of the 2019 modern womxn exhibit.