Arun Sharma


(re)generation looks further into the relationship of the biological body's ability to reproduce and making figurative clay sculpture. By containing an unfired clay life-size human fetus in a metallic jar with a window, I hope to convey a sense of vulnerability. The act of creation inevitably requires care and consideration. Working figuratively in clay requires sensitivity in handling the material both in the process of making and also after a piece has been finished. The material is always fragile. Making figurative pieces out of clay reflects the care and sensitivity needed to carry a newborn to term and raise a child until it is old enough to take care of itself. Being on the precipice of becoming a father and thinking about my unborn child I can't help but feel some of the same anxiety I do when in the process of making or handling a ceramic figure.
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