michelle bulloch (SOLD)

after the fire 2, 2021

CERAMIC
15 cm
$360
What we see echoes past, present and future stories. Everything has a history and its interactions change its course, shape and size. What it becomes is beautiful to some, disagreeable to others but its layers have a story.

Clay is earth, mineral, and pliable. We create and form it. We make things for purpose or for pleasure but in the end, it is part of the greater system. From control in the beginning gives over to the kiln that often shape its fate. The very parts of the process without control can sometimes produce the very thing we were trying to create.

I have seen how we are at the centre of the things around us that we cannot control and how somehow what comes out of that can be just as good. This was true in my experience of the bushfires surrounding my area, the red heat, flames and ash changed the way I looked at my home and the landscape that was left we have also grown to love.
I have specialised in the built environment for the past 20 years crafting spaces that speak to a client from a wealth of wonderful materials. The very construction of things from scratch has always been part of work and play since commencing a design degree in interiors and working within that industry. Living and working Japan opened me to fluidity in design and imperfection. Seeking greater creative freedom, I enrolled in the advanced diploma TAFE Gymea. I now have the opportunity to focus on the complexities that come with using a single medium. 2020 Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts, St George TAFE Gymea Campus 2016 Diploma in Visual Arts, St George TAFE Gymea Campus 1992 Bachelor of Design (First Class Honors) University of Technology, Sydney 2021Exhibition, A Fresh Perspective, Kerrie Lowe Gallery 2021 Exhibition, Biophilia, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre 2020 Exhibition, Echo; Call and Response, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre 2019 Annual – Student and Graduate exhibition, The Muse, Ultimo TAFE 2018 Annual – Student and Graduate exhibition, The Muse, Ultimo TAFE

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