The way everything changes over time fascinates the artist. These changes can vary from intensely slowly like geological change up to instantaneously as in a chemical reaction.
Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c. 535 – c. 475 BC) was writing and teaching about impermanence and the fundamental changing of objects over time about 2500 years ago. Referring to such changes as flows, he stated, πάντα ῥεῖ (everything flows).
Drawing on these ideas of change and flows and relating them to the potter, Geoffrey explores the way clay changes over time – both physically and chemically during the making process. The soft clay is transformed through rotation, physical manipulation, water evaporation, and finally, intense heat that causes thermochemical changes. The outcome of this investigation is his series of artwork named Flow.
FLOW x mMmARTWEAR
2/F, 1 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Exhibition Date: 23 May - 23 August, 2020
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