A Topography of Touch: Terrain
Installation: Four McKnight Artists, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 2013
Photo credit: Peter Lee
As an immigrant and a recent citizen of the USA, the themes of my current artwork revolve around my connections to place and the narrative of my changing identity as I adjust to my adopted land and culture. A Topography of Touch, charts the routes of my personal journey as it embraces current technological and societal shifts. Using a map of my index finger as a starting point, I have translated it into relief, topographic and architectural structures in porcelain and other media, through a series of digital and hands-on processes. The use of my digit map acts as a marker of my identity and a topographical reference in my personal landscape. Traveling in this terrain, has allowed me to explore ‘touch’ in a conceptual way and physically through material.