ISYS HENNIGAR

 

 

STATEMENT

 

Through ceramic-based sculpture, my work considers the complex relationships between humans and other organisms. I am interested in how people approach difference within the living world and in challenging the notion of humans as disconnected from other forms of life by creating works that suggest beauty and strangeness that could belong to any living thing. Often, these forms are situated within vaguely domestic, agricultural, or scientific contexts, like vestiges of simultaneously absurd and mundane human interactions with the natural world. The pieces function as fictional scenarios that raise questions about the various structures that frame the way in which we understand our relationships to Earth and other living things.