Victoria Eden at the Bevere Gallery Summer Show May/June 2019
For the past few years my work has explored the concept of the unknown interior. It explores the difficulty of ever truly knowing the truth inside someone or something and for this reason my current strand of work is named “… that Profound and Secret Mystery”.
The pieces present a metaphorical narrative. They follow the progress of Everywoman/Man as she/he moves through life and is formed not only by their genetic inheritance, but also by their natural and cultural environment. How a person seems to others may be very different from how they experience themselves, hence at the heart of everyone and everything there lies a mystery and the truth remains our own construct.
I use small apertures to represent DNA; look through the holes and you may see a little of the interior but not much. Similarly science may be able to unravel the secrets our DNA holds, but for most people it remains one of life’s unknowns.
Ultimately our thoughts and personality are guarded within ourselves and these ceramic forms, so influenced by architecture, are metaphors for the unknown interior world of Everywoman/Everyman.
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