Artist: Mitra Mahmoodi
Reinvented Landscape 04
9.4” H x 1.9” D
My recent ceramics work is based on natural processes and raw earth materials. Experimentation is an important aspect of my studio practice and I focus on manipulating common materials using uncommon techniques. The forms are abstracted yet resemble the geological features of their origin. For example, in my Reinvented Landscape series, I included a low, continuous hum sound of the Earth.
Intensely expressive and energetic in character, my work reflects my eagerness to capture the dynamics and the mysteries of creation. My work undergoes a metamorphic process when first thrown by hand and subsequently manipulated by pushing materials in and out to get to a richness in texture, form, and visual density.
My work is the dialogue between deformation and refinement, abstraction and convention, familiarity and mystery. I interrogate these diverse positions and challenge the viewer to rethink their perception by spending time in the environment I have created.