Ceramics > I Come with Baggage 2019


I Come with Baggage, is an enquiry into the impact of memories, directly and indirectly, how it changes our perception of our past and our place in the future. I explore recollection through family photos, functional and non-functional objects painting them on upcycled plates in onglaze.

Installation art with ceramic paintings
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
Varied includes props.
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
21cm x2 1cm
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
27cm x 27cm
2019
$700
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
27cm x 27cm
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
27cm x 27cm
2019
$700
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
27cm x 27cm
2019
$700
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
27cm x 27cm
2018
$400
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
27cm x 27cm
2018
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
25cm x 25cm
2018
$330
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
25cm x 25cm
2019
$400
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
21cm x2 1cm
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic, onglaze & cup.
22cm x 20cm
2019
$500
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
31cm x 31cm
2019
$450
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
34cm x 56cm
2019
$850
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
43cm x 30cm
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
20cm x 20cm
2019
$350
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
25cm x 25cm
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
23cm x 23cm
2019
Onglaze portrait painting on a second hand ceramic plate based on a family photograph.
Upcycled ceramic with onglaze
26cm x 30cm
2019

GrandMother, onglaze on upcycled plate, 21cm x 21cm, 2019

I source plates from opportunity shops knowing they already permeated with a history of their own.For me, the use of a limited palette, mainly of blue-greys and umbers, suggest the monochrome of an old photograph and the plates that my mothers’ family used in their day to day domestic life.
In Grandmother I used an already decorated plate and painted my grandmother's portrait on top. I didnt really know my grandmother or the particulars of her history. Just the meta-story the one of a Polish Jew that escaped Poland and the holocaust and eventually ended up in Australia. What she felt and thought I will never know, or what she lost and found in her new home.

What I am aiming in my artwork is to create this ‘new thing’ an image that represents my relationship with the incomplete history of my family.