I have been working with white tiles since the late 1990s.
The influence came from time in NYC where I used the subway
and, over time, became intrigued by the white tile covered
It amazed me that something as meaningless as a square white ceramic tile can become so powerful and visceral once cracked.
The second big surprise came when I tried to control the cuts I would make in the tiles: I would make a perfect cut but when I would try to crack the cut completely through,”bring it into reality” it would, to varies degrees, go its own way .
So, in a sense, these pieces are about our “best laid plans” and the surprises an adventures that ensue when we try to make them work.
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