Living With Chronic Pain Blog
I am starting to work with fibers for this project for our Houseguest Show. The intention with this part of the project is to connect the pelvis ceramic parts and the figure ceramic piece together with yarn fiber and tension. The yarn will act as internal muscle and tissue that connect these body parts together, which are also the root of the pain in my personal experience.
I got some good photos of me with my figure as I loaded it into a kiln to dry. After that is bisquing and firing it in a gas kiln! This figure will be apart of my Houseguest show! Houseguest is a gallery in Louisville, KY. My advanced ceramics class including BFA and Post-Bacc students will be showing work together! More posts and photos to come!
I am so excited to announce this show I curated! I'm really happy with how it came together, and now want to continue doing exhibitions and creating opportunities (hopefully with monetary prizes) for all kinds of marginalized artists.
About Silent Stories
Silent Stories was created with the intention to let those with marginalized identities speak about their experiences through art. This show is meant to be a collective work of many “silenced” voices in the art community. This show will promote and give voice to those stories, that no longer remain invisible. This collection has turned into a worldwide voice for people with disabilities, people of color, and women.
This particular collection revolves around the figure, the body, and the work's relation to its maker and the pandemic world we all live in today.
Created, curated, and juried by Carly Riegger
I decided to slip-trail the connective tissue design that will be also screen printed on the fabric accompanying the figure. I chose to paint the design in places that I feel pain, or how pain radiates in my body from the central abdominal point. I keep thinking about the overwhelming chronic pain that can quickly take over the body.
This piece will go along with the figure bust I posted about in the last post. I will be roughing up the surface of the pelvis with slip and a shurform.
These are the most recent prints I made on black and red fabric. This will go along with one of my clay figure pieces. The imagery is from intestine cells.
My intention for this piece is to express my disgust, uncomfortable, and upset feelings around my chronic pain during the pandemic. This bust will have a stuffed pillow-like object between the hallow torso. The pillow will (hopefully) be created out of handmade, screen printed fabrics, which I'm working on in my printmaking class.