Station 2: Jesus Carries His Cross
Artist: Nicole Lister
Carry all (detail)
Work in progress Ceramic
As I pinch the clay between my fingers, attend to edges and points of change I am thinking of
this malleable material that I am shaping. Clay connects me both to nature and makers past and present. As I paint, incise, scrape, layer and overlay parallel lines I am thinking about the fabric of life. As the work dries and under goes transformational change through the firing process I am thinking about the fragility of existence.
Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. Things arise and pass away. As humans we carry the burden of the knowledge that we cannot remain forever. The weight and the wonder of this reality makes beauty and meaning possible.