Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
Labor of grief is an exploration of different emotions connected to grief and loss. I see the project as a ceramic processing of grief, where the urn becomes a container for the feelings I no longer have the ability to bear. Feelings I want to bury, but also preserve. When we lose someone, we are forced to reconstruct ourselves. During this process, we are intensely engaged in questions about the meaning of life, God and death. Elements that are important to me is the rope, dandilions and the color blue. The rope holds together, but it can also be a forced feeling, a tight rope that constrain us. Like the umbilical cord that gives life, but wrapped around the neck it can end it. Dandilions that grow under any conditions, and the color blue that for me symbolises reflection, but also it makes me think of penance and inner search. In the christian church blue is the liturgical color for the virgin mother Mary, which resonates with me since I recently became a mother. This might seem conflicting, the joy of becoming a mother, and works with grief and death, but death is something that's always present in my life, and its not always dark, it can also be a possibility of change.
My project is a collection of urns that are al a bit different in size, but I have listed the dimensions of the largest vessel.
高鵬 Peng Gao
Director of Today Art Museum
Course Director of Ulster University BA Hons Ceramics, Jewellery & Silversmithing
Director of Porzellanikon
Staatliches Museum für Porzellan
Subject Leader Ceramics, Course Leader BA Ceramic Design,
Central Saint Martins
倫敦藝術大學 中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院 陶瓷系主任〈譯〉
Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial
Senior Tutor Research of Royal College of Art
Professor, Hongik University