Jennifer Kaplan

Vascular Coral
from the On Borrowing Series
self-glazing porcelain, gold luster, lava rock, gold-leafed raw kaolin 19 x 21 x 1 in.

Everything is connected and survival is en masse. Hope lives not in isolation but through the potential of collaborative movement. My ceramic practice acts as a filter for understanding cycles of grief and regrowth, cellular and energetic.

As we attempt to understand the repercussions of the anthropocene, we merely fuss over them in human terms, ultimately selfish in intent. My hope is to grow empathy for human and nonhuman living organisms by paralleling our bilateral symmetries, stimulating the potential in cooperative existence.

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