Allusions of Reality (panel 10) by Hannah Thompsett

Allusions of Reality (panel 10) by Hannah Thompsett

1,200.00

Ceramic, fiberglass

*This piece won the most award for most creative by the Exhibition jurors.*

About the Work from the Artist

Knowledge of our world is accumulated through experience, which is mediated through belief and expectation. We learn to trust our perceptions as truth, allowing the process to fade from consciousness. When this truth is challenged, our trust falters.

We become cognizant of the malleability and subjectivity of our realities.

"Allusions of Reality (panel 10)" is part of a body of work that examines constructed reality through material, allusion, and representation. Each panel is made from paper clay with colored porcelain slip image transfer. The panels represent paper through their image, format, and edge. Despite this depiction, the materiality of ceramic is also evidenced. This duality in material identity provides an opportunity for interpretation, which can either support or challenge experiential knowledge.

Perception slows down as the current apprehension is measured against previous experience, expectations, and beliefs. Thus presenting a moment to consider the delicacy and individuality of our constructed realities and assumed truths.

This piece may be purchased under District Clay Gallery’s Collectors Program.

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Artist Statement:

Knowledge of our world is accumulated through experience, which is mediated through belief and expectation. We learn to trust our perceptions as truth and allow the process of translating exterior phenomenon, which constantly informs and reassures our perceived reality, to fade from consciousness. Occasionally, when this truth is challenged, our trust falters. We become cognizant of our personal archives of knowledge and the malleability and subjectivity of each of our realities. 

I examine the idea of constructed reality through material, allusion, and representation. Each piece provides an opportunity for interpretation, which can either support or challenge personal archives of experiential knowledge.  The process of perception slows down as the current apprehension is measured against previous experience, expectations, and beliefs. Thus presenting a moment to consider the delicacy and individuality of our constructed realities and assumed truths.

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http://www.hannahthompsett.com