Sometimes I happen upon something in an artist statement that does as much for me as the art. When I read the first line of ceramic artist Jacquline Hurlbert’s artist statement I felt instantly at home.
“It’s crazy out there. So I retreat to my inside world. The one where I can breathe and calm myself. Clay serves as the vehicle for my meditation; it speaks without words. Everything that I feel is automatically transferred to the clay through my hands. This is my voice, not heard but seen.”
I Am Many
Thought Directs Energy
“Oversized feet symbolize the strength to stand alone in the face of opposition. An admirable concept to believe in but not always an easy one to live by. I’m not just talking about the “big” issues of the day either, I’m talking about the decisions we make on a daily basis that define who we are and what we believe in.”
Ego’s Guilded Cage
Jacquline Hurlbert’s website
Read the rest of Hurlbert’s artist statement here.