Gina Robbins

Nestled in the Kelp
stoneware, synthetic fur – 22 x 9 x 5 in.

I create objects by intuitively manipulating clay and found materials. My hands work impulsively, driven by the medium’s inherent potential and limitations. Constructing repetitive forms, I never know precisely where the process and materials will take me. I push, pull, stack and carve in three dimensions, until something surprising almost breathes in my hands.

Found materials, discarded by civilization or nature, affect contrasts in texture and reference the tension and compromise between built and natural worlds. Although rarely representational, my forms are expressive, ultimately conveying movement, emotion and narrative. They reach out, seeking to relate to their observers, or each other. The results are objects that can be simultaneously otherworldly and viscerally familiar.