Failure to Thrive
multiple clay bodies/hand-built
26 x 34 x 28 in.
I like to back myself into a corner of honesty. As I invite the wall of reality to close in from behind, I remove the protective space between myself and everything that exists outside of myself. With no place to diffuse the pressure, I feel the discomfort of vulnerability. But I have no urge to escape. The tension is seductive. Only within the confinements of reality can I come to terms with my own limitations. Only after I snap can I realize the beauty of my own elasticity.
Brown, Philana, “Failure to Thrive,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 16, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1349.