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Bird's Eye View Video

This ekphrastic ceramic video poem amplifies demonstration and documentation, conjoins process and product, moves the spectator to collaborator through a fusion of nature and technology, hand and machine, a hybrid of word, clay, image and sound. Form reflects content, out of fire comes ash, from destruction emerges creation.

The fire destroyed the frame, contents, and artifacts that held lives; a vessel of stories dismantled. It razed the partition between inside and outside and the myth of fixed boundaries. Surrounded by debris, a bird chirped, calling me to different ways of seeing, voices of perspective. I created this landscape, a reconfigured vessel of reimagined recollections.

Video poem of pit-fired earthenware tiles with laser-cut audio waves of my home fire and lone bird in the ashes.