Angela White-Wenger

I hand gather and preserve these webs’ fragile and ephemeral creations of local makers, hunters and mothers’ on fired clay (world’s most enduring surface) and imagine them lasting for tens of millions of years as complex fossil records. In their design, scale, shape, captured contents (bugs, seeds, leaves, dust and debris), in their broken and repaired “areas” these webs reflect and record the bodies, locations, surrounding conditions and daily activities of their makers. And in their design, scale and shape, the clay forms ‘cups, bowls, platters’ speak to the bodies and activities of “humans” to the sizes, for example, of human hands, mouths, and stomachs. In all, these works are a record on a record–the record of the spider on the record of the human. And, of course, they record as well my process. As I gather the webs, reaching through blackberries or crouching in cucumbers, the conditions and dynamics are recorded as the webs distort, snap, and flatten (three dimensions pressed into two).

spider web collected 09.0517 Eagle Creek Blaze
spider web, ash eagle creek blaze, porcelain, underglaze
1″ x 7″

web collected 09.23.17
porcelain, underglaze, spider web
4″X3″

web collected 09.22.17
porcelain, underglaze, spider web
.5″X10.25″

Ceramic   Printmaking    Photography
Community: 5
Studio Number: 74
(971) 282-6054 | angelawhite@mac.com
Website: http://www.websandwater.org
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