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“Thoughts” | 2012-2042

    Making ceramic petals, with left over clay from other works, began without any clear purpose and almost subconsciously. Weeks passed and I noticed one petal after the other looking finer. I was devoting more and more attention, focus and precision to the formation.

    Gradually this seemingly purposeless and simple process was becoming more rewarding. I felt calm, my thoughts became orderly and I was filled with peace, optimism and serenity. It was almost as if the meditative feelings were somehow materialising into the form of fine white petals. The project started in 2012 and I will continue for as long as I am able. In the next years I started forming petals in the places I visited. I just sat, looked around, and let my thoughts flow freely through my mind. In that moment, my fingers formed the petals recording each my thought in soft clay.

    Each petal takes about a minute of my time to form. I aim to make 50 kg of petals every year. Visitors to the gallery where my works are presented, can, in a sense, feel and hear my thoughts by touching, holding and turning the petals in their fingers while producing distinct sounds. By 2042 my goal is to have approximately 1500 kg of ceramic petals. The petals will be exhibited on long, narrow tables; estimated at a length of 300 m. Visitors will be encouraged to pass along them, observe the uniqun qualities of each petal and to submerge their hands in my thoughts. I believe that the sound, created by them, releases my materialised peace and allows the mind to be cleansed.

    2012 – 25 kg
    2013 – 42 kg
    2014 – 43 kg
    2015 – 54 kg
    2016 – 40 kg
    2017 – 22 kg
    2018 – 48 kg
    2019 – 19 kg
    2020 – 64 kg
    2021 – 23 kg (56 kg lost during transport)
    2022 – 24 kg till now

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