Jennifer Holt
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press molded porcelain, cone 9 oxidation fired

24" x 16" x 10 / 24" x 18" x 4"
(wall mounted diptych)


I cast everyday objects in order to investigate their narrative qualities and potential to play off the collective memory of the viewer. By exploiting the fragility and translucency of porcelain, I employ the process of casting on metaphorical terms. To me, a mold creates a memory of an object, picking up the traces of its use and history. Clay has the ability to contain this memory, creating a ghost-like membrane that divides presence from absence. It is this fine line between reality and memory that my work explores.

Notions of place, time and the importance of our everyday experience are consistent themes throughout my work. Ultimately, I hope that my work is able to communicate the preciousness of time and the importance of our memories.