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Holly Rose Moore (BFA 2014)

Published June 12, 2014

several broken pieces of pottery scattered on a white blanket

After “The Cycle” Performance

Artist Statement

As a potter I have learned that nothing is precious, and it is always possible to make something better. This philosophy has helped me find my artistic voice and has brought me to a place of contentment with my body of ceramic objects. Although I have made strides as an artist I still struggle to find worth in myself as a being.

The Cycle is representative of my own method of introspection. In this performance I am exploring the parallels between the cyclical natures of making and my own human experience. It refers to the process of construction I participate in with clay where I build, deconstruct, then recreate repeatedly until the object is satisfying and resolved. My cast jars are symbolic of the traits I have been confronting within myself. Similar to the way that I work with clay, I observe, inspect, and then destroy and re-purpose the parts I am unhappy with.