The Porous Body I Containers

The history of the porous body starts with the clay container. It is the fragility and permeability of the
clay shell that links vessel with human. We are physical creatures living in a material world

The form for the first two urns was produced by a local potter. A mold was then pulled from that form. We are physical creatures living in a material world.

The mold was completely packed with 4” stars that had been welded together. Once out of the mold, there was no container only a porous mass of content.

In the first week of November, the urn was placed in the St. Lawrence River at St. Jean Port Joli. Overnight the porous mass of stars was infiltrated by the tide. When the tide went out the permeated urn was left with a new coat of ice which melted as the day wore on.

  • In the second urn, small, laser-cut stars formed a porous skin. Whether with fire or water, the inside and outside of the container is complicated.

Beaker, Georgian Bay 2007

Held together as though it might be dispersed in an instant, the skin of stars, whether boat or container, is an uneasy vessel. When the bigger rolled stars are used against the same form, the effect suggests that each star has a larger purpose for the vessel.

The Porous Body
Containers

The history of the porous body starts with the clay container. It is the fragility and permeability of the clay shell that links vessel with human. We are physical creatures living in a material world

The form for the first two urns was produced by a local potter. A mold was then pulled from that form. We are physical creatures living in a material world.

The mold was completely packed with 4” stars that had been welded together. Once out of the mold, there was no container only a porous mass of content.

In the first week of November, the urn was placed in the St. Lawrence River at St. Jean Port Joli. Overnight the porous mass of stars was infiltrated by the tide. When the tide went out the permeated urn was left with a new coat of ice which melted as the day wore on.

In the second urn, small, laser-cut stars formed a porous skin. Whether with fire or water, the inside and outside of the container is complicated.

5000 Stars November 4, 2003, The St.Lawrence River at St.Jean Port Joli

Beaker, Georgian Bay 2007

Held together as though it might be dispersed in an instant, the skin of stars, whether boat or container, is an uneasy vessel. When the bigger rolled stars are used against the same form, the effect suggests that each star has a larger purpose for the vessel.

Albacore 2007

196 Genie 2007

197 Desire 2005