Diversity, growth, and beauty of the natural world serve as the basis for the pottery, ceramic sculpture, and fountains that I create.
As I create pottery, these ideas are portrayed through form, color, and decal images made from photographs I have taken. Even when I approach the idea of function, I am thinking about nature and how the pottery I create can some how act as a link for us to connect us with plants or nature.
In my sculpture, forms unfold in a process of construction and deconstruction, where forms are cut and assembled as petals or leaves. The large scale of many of the pieces is intended to give the viewer a child-like sense of wonder about the natural world, as when noticing a flower for the first time. Though the creative genius of the natural world cannot be fully imitated, the flower forms pay tribute to natureâ€™s creativity and innovation, inspiring the viewer to proceed on a similar path.Website: www.andyclift.com
Media: ceramic, photography, sculpture