Inner Kingdom

Ceramic & Mixed media | 2020

60″ x 20″ x 20″

“Inner Kingdom” is my interpretation of this magical liminal space. It was built in sections using paper clay. After several firings, some junctions developed gaps. This was, at first, to my great frustration. But then I was reminded of the common Thai phrase “Mai pen rai,” which loosely translates to “Don’t worry, it’s all right.” I found that golden glue from the humble hot glue gun not only closed the gap but also created rich new veins and textured formations that emulate the drip-drip-drip of geological history.