drifting in flight moving towards perfection

Kate Lewis's avatar Kate Lewis

I create ceramic pieces that mimic the simple beauty of natural objects and arrange them in spaces with my intuitive sense of aesthetics. I am drawn to working with leaves because they reinforce the temporal nature of existence, a theme which is central to my artistic practice. Each year they grow, mature, and in a strong gust of wind descend to the ground to have new leaves grow in their place. In this simple natural occurrence, I see the cyclical nature of the universe. My installations of ceramic leaves are my way of coming to terms with my existence, and an aesthetic offering to others, meant to share the sense of peace I gain through my artistic practice. My newest work includes creating ceramic casts of gingko leaves, a tree which is a symbol of hope, peace, longevity, and healing. For ArtPrize 2013 I hope to create a site specific installation composed primarily of ceramic gingko leaves that will offer a moment of peace to those who encounter the artwork.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 1/2 foot
  • Medium: ceramics and mixed media
  • Width: 3 foot
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 2 foot