Debbie Burk


Sharing from the Isolation Series (2020)
ceramic, white earthenware, unglazed
4 x 12 x 12 in.
NFS

Containment from the Isolation Series (2020)
ceramic, white earthenware, unglazed
9 x 5 x 5 in.
NFS

My work underwent a significant shift in the face of COVID-19. My access to supplies became tenuous, my large vessels became small, and my home became my new studio. The stay-at-home order disrupted personal and professional life for most of us.

More significantly, though, for me, the disconnection from my family and my communities created a head-space that was trickier to navigate than the new social-distancing aisles at the stores.

Out of that head-space came the ‘Isolation’ series: 19 sculptural contemplations on processing the pandemic. These works are from that series.

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© Debbie Burk