Jon Geiger

Artist Statement

The intuitive handling of clay combined with magazine photographs gives way to the relationship between perception and conception – between reality and the imagination. The direct bricolage and framing collapse the ceramic material and pictured landscapes into the same visual field. Acting almost as a mockery to camouflage, the work often aims not to overtake the scenery but rather to be a part of it. Whether it is the glaze, natural clay body, or even a scribble the motions made respect the landscape’s nuances in an attempt to merge with it. The reversibility of these rendered landscapes serve simultaneously as personal markers (cairns) as well as prompts for our experience and culture with nature and place.

 

“The desert, to those who do listen, is more likely to provoke awe than to invite conquest.”

 

-­‐ Joseph Wood Krutch, American writer, critic, and naturalist.