Visiting the Pompeii exhibit, I saw the shape of the amphora vessels made specifically for transporting liquids and I thought about the classical Greek black-figures that tell a story. Over time, themes began to unfold in my mind: container and holding, belonging and belongings, nourishing and transplanting.
The amphora jugs stirred my feelings of taking care of my family over two transcontinental relocations bringing with me the contents of my kitchen cabinets, filled with dishes from all over the world and from many periods of time. The pieces tell stories of my history and travels as do the vessels I observed in Pompeii.
The pieces explore the themes of a woman’s role as carrier, creator, caterer, caretaker, clothes-washer, and muse.