Paola Evangelista Art
Description: Ceramic sculpture and functional pieces for the home
My work is a reflection of my nature, a guttural need to touch, feel, and react. More profoundly my work is, in itself, a reaction to my visual and social environment. Through ceramic forms I develop a language to communicate my unspoken riddled thoughts. Self-reflection is granted through the creative process. The ceramic forms I create come from my affinity to nature’s biomorphic lines, shapes, and forms including subtle references of the figure. As an artist there is an urge within to depict the beauty but also the flaws presented before me, however intangible they may seem, into a tangible tactile object. Each phase of the ceramic process emphasizes the ever-changing state of our own existence, a constant that human nature attempts to resist. Change, as an element of my work, becomes the catalyst; and clay in its finished form becomes the object in which I attempt to capture this ever so transient element. Pit fires, raku, and glazes, whose chemical components all share the same essence. These techniques give the finish look to my forms before presenting them to an audience.
Tour Location: Union Station