Gale Lewis

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Primative LiddedEroded Porcelain Vase
Primative Lidded

Primative Lidded

Eroded Porcelain Vase

Eroded Porcelain Vase

The inspiration for my work is drawn from the West Wales coastline. I use photographic imagery and ceramic vessels to respond to the landscape. Collecting materials and ideas for my work, I am struck by the force of nature that is so evident here. Erosion, growth, storms and the meeting of land and sea are all humbling in their transient, ever changing beauty.

My current work is inspired by a series of meditative walks, during which I observe and contemplate my natural surroundings and how we as people interact with them. Considering not only the physical but also the philosophical nature of life. The vessels draw these concepts, thoughts and discoveries together. Natural, recycled and man-made materials are used in combination to demonstrate the potential for harmony and beauty in our relationship with our landscape.

The work is about mindfulness and taking the time to observe and think about our surroundings and how we interact with them.