The concept for Passage is based on climate, and more specifically bringing the scope of climate within the personal scale. I wanted to create something that offered the viewer a unique experience in person which has been one of the challenges of representing it in pictures. Each individual feather is able to move and in mass, this movement creates sound. Seemingly simple, there are a total of about 4000 pieces, each of varying size and strategically placed to create a sense of dept, currents, and the complexity of global climactic systems.
Another thing I set out to accomplish was to create something that is atypical to what is commonly periceived as clay. For the lay public who are not often in contact with contemporary ceramics, I think the general thought is to associate it with a more historical or utilitarian use.
For myself, clay is not just a material but more of an old friend. When each piece is finished, it feels like we are able to have a conversation.