Snowdrop №2. Snowdrops are some of the earliest blooming flowers, often popping up through the snow, hence their name. How do they do it? Over 200 years ago, French biologist, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, noticed that some flowers produce their own heat. Since then, scientists have confirmed that some plants can, in fact, generate their own heat, a process known as thermogenesis, previously thought to be limited to mammals, birds, and some flying insects. These plants are "warm-blooded". In different cultures the small and fragile snowdrop flower is a symbol of rebirth and overcoming obstacles in life. It also symbolizes hope and internal power. My «Snowdrops» consist of 12 ceramic vessels which symbolize 12 months of my self-reflection about new world conditions we all faced last year. I was looking for an answer if there is a place for happiness in this new world of restrictions?
All vessels are made by hand without a potter's wheel in order to add imperfection to forms so that they could seem closer to nature. The forms reminds of unblown flower buds. I used different colors for each vessel in order to describe the variety of internal sources people have at all times.
Material: ceramics (red clay, engobes, glazes) May be filled in with water and used for flowers.