Melanie Blood, Massachusetts College of Art and Design: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Draped Series Arches, 22 in. (56 cm) in height, low-fire slip, soda fired,2009.

Draped Series, Untitled #2, 2 ft. (1.2 m) in length, low-fire slipand cotton batting, 2009.

A moment in time can be captured; however, what remains most important is the memory and existence of that instant.

My inspirations have been my grandparents, the longevity of their lives, the existence of time, and the idea of aging. The fear of death and longing lingers in my mind when creating unsustainable works. I am interested in the process of creating, the existence of the piece, and finally the aging and decomposition of it. To me, this evolution can be linked to my grandparents and my time spent with them; never knowing what the future holds and always living in the moment. These circumstances of time result in works that have a history collected through fragments, moments, and, ultimately, memories.

Instructors: Janna Longacre, Professor; Ben Ryterband, Professor



This was excerpted from Ceramics Monthly magazine’s “2009 Undergraduate Showcase” feature, which appeared in the September 2009 issue. To get great content like this delivered right to your door, subscribe today!


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