Some impressions that have informed this work:
A slate arrowhead I found on my great-grandmothers property in the 1960's
A trip to Knossos in 1985
An archeological dig in the Hugenot area of New Paltz, NY
Pre-Columbian Collection at the San Antonio Museum of Art
I think I am ultimately happier with a beautiful shard than an exquisite bowl.....
As I continue to explore this series I have discovered the work is speaking to the experience of loss, burial, ritual, and treasure.
With that additional kernel of information, I press on.