Stoneware with Glaze
6.5" x 4" x 4"
Periplaneta Americana is my attempt to make one of the most hated species, the cockroach, into a work of art. I attached numerous bodies, all layered and on top of one another, since they live in hoards. The dark glazing for this piece again echoes the nature of the cockroach and how they like to live in dark environments.
Symbiosis is a visual commentary on the relationship between self and environment. The vessels act as a manmade element while each of the attached ornaments, inspired by local species, compliment the shape and movement of each piece. Each work reflects the impressionable and impactful nature of how mankind interacts with the natural world, and vice versa.