Instead of shattering into a thousand fragments, artist Livia Marin’s ceramic works break by melting away.
My starting point was never to create melted ceramic pieces, rather, I began with an idea of ‘broken things’: how do we relate to everyday objects in an event of loss.
I arrived at ceramic objects since the very material nature of such objects hinges between an imminent fragility (they break) whilst at the same time they can last for centuries. I sought to make an object that could reside in an ambiguous area: broken yet complete, collapsing or just restored.
I badly want Livia Marin to collaborate with Don Moyer…