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The life processes of the earth and the ceramic medium both manifest through cycles of formation and decomposition. The continuous life cycles that exist between nature and its elements are illustrated by the change of seasons. For what seems like a brief moment of the cycle, Autumn offers its magnificence and beauty.

As a leaf prepares to cascade from its branch, it slowly finds itself gasping for its essentials. With each day, the leaf emerges into a beautiful color spectrum, which intensifies its presence and signals for the leaf’s final dance.

I am creating with the earth and processing essential elements as the earth does. Together, these elements bring to existence a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. I make sculpture with which I strive to capture a moment of time and evoke one last breath of life that is more magnificent than before.

Jennifer L. Schilling