2007 - mud woman - unfired ceramics

This is a sculpture made in unfired paperclay and hemp fibres.

To me it depicts an image of a woman figure rising out of a muddy substance. 

It is a frozen moment in balancing two forces in life.  One that is heavy and pulls down and the other that is thrusting up- and outwards.

It is about the deeply personal and also universal feeling of the need to find your own identity/self and own balance to stand up in life. 

This while feeling that the muddy pool of history where you are or came from pulls you down. And the lifeforce that is inside is rising against.

In some sense it is a description of the now. Always a result of where we came from and where we aim to be.

67cm – 65cm – 52cm

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