It took me a long time to decide on the title “Rupture.” I was going through a difficult time in my life, and this piece was a product of that constant struggle to dig myself out of depression and financial hardship. I wanted something ghoulish that made the viewer uncomfortable. Although the title is intended to disturb the viewer, I wanted a feeling of hope, of emerging from the struggle.
Medium: cone 5 porcelain with minimal black glaze
Time: 12 hours
Dimensions: approx. 13″ x 14″ x 7″