Body Language: Figures in Clay

February 4 - March 9, 2013

Shenny Cruces

Bawdy Girls: Rose Bath
Materials: Found Object Vintage porcelain cup and saucer, cone 6 porcelain, multiple fire decals, metal pin

The act of collecting is an intrinsic part of my process and my work.  I actively seek out objects that were once loved and displayed within the home but now reside within junk stores and resale shops.  These objects are now empty vessels devoid of the personal and familial memories they once held. 

I use recognizable objects associated with collecting and china cabinets to engage with the viewer’s sense of home and memory. I collect, cast, recreate and alter existing porcelain objects into sculptural forms to expose the underlying issues of class, sexual identity, memory and the meaning of objects in our lives.