William DePauw statement

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 “My most recent body of work investigates ceramic form within the context of historic vessels, architectural ornament, and object culture broadly. Called Trophies and Grave Markers, the recent series explores layered elements of pattern, text, and color as a vehicle for compelling form. I seek to impose stark relationships between structured pattern and casual marks in the work to give each object a strong, physical presence. The use of text in this series explores a typically two-dimensional medium that in high relief gives it a complex physicality. I enjoy the idea that these objects are artifacts of the act of making, commemorating a series of thoughts and actions.”