New Zealand ceramicist Carol Robinson is known for angular, linear and geometric clay forms that take reference from architecture and domestic environments. Robinson's current "Apartment" series playfully explores architectural forms that are simultaneously relateable and surreal. From precarious houses that seem to stack indefinitely, to raised chairs that appear to bow and lean. The results are quirky and enchanting.
Robinson allows the process of repetitious joining of clay slabs to guide the making of her work. As the artist adds forms to forms, the work seems to create itself. After the underlying form is created the piece is refined by the adding of subtle details, such as windows, doors and handles. These sensitive touches create a narrative, a story, inviting the viewer to imagine what it would be like to inhabit these quirky environments.
"Buildings and structures' is a theme I continue to explore. The method used in the construction of these works (joining small slabs) allows for a randomness in working which appeals to me - I never quite know what the final result will be."- Carol Robinson
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