Mary Harden

This piece is a part of a series focused on the loss of my only child. His images, both physical and mental, have become a shell and map of his existence.

I began to make 3-d constructions of porcelain using line to examine, define and comprehend what memory and photography do not record. The head, neck and face are divided by meridian lines to establish a universal symbol of space while the alternate lines create individual areas of hills and valleys that reveal/conceal elusive information. I consider this work iconographic in part, because it has a personal sacredness for me, but also as a public image of all lost children that we never cease to love.

© Mary Harden