The sculpture presented here is a combination of raku-fired ceramic
with metallic and terra-sigillata glazes --- and holograms --- which are
three-dimensional images recorded by using a laser. These pieces are hard,
closed shells with small openings in which holograms have been placed. The
viewer is limited to see only what I allow of the three-dimensional imagery
through those openings. In that way they are similar to the physical self,
which allows only a partial and controlled glimpse of the inner workings
of the psyche.
In spite of my work containing modern technology, there has always been
a conscious effort to avoid mechanical power sources. For these pieces,
I chose ceramic, which is inherently organic, to contrast with the high-tech
holography (that are images of machine parts) to form a cohesive whole.
There is kinetic energy and movement in the glowing holograms without the
utilization of moving parts or an outward power source.