Mali Taylor — Companion Vases
The Companion Vases were created during the ongoing and monotonous impacts of Covid-19 lockdowns. They reflect a desire to be reconnected with family and community, whilst transcending and diminishing the divisions that have ensued. The body of work represents the challenges of physical and emotional isolation; by highlighting the importance of connection to community. The two vases move with each other as if in an embrace.
Mali Taylor is a ceramic artist based in Melbourne/Naarm. Taylor's hand coiled works are inspired by dendrochronology (the study of tree rings), ripples in water and strata levels exposed in cliff faces and mountain ranges. The forms of her sculptural pieces are heavily influenced by topographical maps of mountains and natural landforms such as boulders, rocks, rivers and termite mounds.
Materials: Stoneware, glaze
Dimensions: 22cm x 9cm x 20cm