Spirit Vessels

‘Spirit Vessels’ celebrates a world inhabited by a diversity of beings —whether human, non human, material or spiritual. The project explores the ancestral idea of material culture being embedded with a life force, a spiritual quality that is activated through ceremonial exchange and other forms of ritual. Made over several months of lockdown, these objects reframe sculpture as active matter: something that can be handled, experienced, and ultimately activated. They are material embodiments of thoughts, emotions and memories, always in the process of becoming. They keep us connected physically, culturally and spiritually, mediating in an endless negotiation between two distinct yet inseparable realms.

Bright colours, bold textures and a wide range of materials —from plastic gemstones to glass beads, crystals, herbs and raw pigments— bestow these objects a humble, undeniable familiarity. Their gracious names suggest a certain awareness, as if striking up intimate conversations with us. In fact, these images speak to us about human renovation and the possibility of finding comfort in times of upheaval. Spirit Vessels acknowledges an ever changing, interconnected spiritual dimension without which we cannot exist nor find real purpose, emphasizing the ancestral role humans have played in maintaining a fragile cosmic balance.

I Need You to Know That Even Though You’re Not Here, You’re Here (Juanita).
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2020.
Clay, sand, wood, pigment, cotton, thyme, sodalite, mixed tumblestones.
188 x 80 x 110 cm / 74 x 31 1/2 x 43 inches

 

Mother with Child and the Imminent Possibility of an Endless Journey.⁣
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2020.⁣
Glass beads, nylon thread, brass, clay, acrylic. ⁣
20 x 8 x 8 cm / 8 x 3 x 3 inches⁣

What if I Told You That Our Most Memorable Moments Are Yet to Come?
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2020.⁣
Plastic gemstones, copper, clay, acrylic.
21 x 15 x 8 cm / 8 x 6 x 3 inches⁣

 

I Thought You Would Never Ask. ⁣
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2020.⁣⁣
Mangano calcite, coconut soil, brass, clay, acrylic, UV light.⁣
19 x 10 x 8 cm – 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inches⁣⁣

 

Toolbox for Manoeuvring Through Deep Inner Constellations. ⁣
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2020.⁣⁣
Clay, sand, waxed cotton thread, fluorite, rose quartz, orange calcite.
18 x 7 x 5 cm – 7 x 2 3/4 x 2 inches⁣⁣ (closed)
18 x 10 x 7 cm – 7 x 4 x 2 3/4 inches (open)

 

Perhaps the Time Is Right.
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2020.⁣⁣
Clay, coconut soil, sand, lemon chrysoprase, glass beads, grass, cotton thread, polyester strap, steel buckle, acrylic.
30 x 11 x 6cm – 12 x 4 5/16 x 2 5/16 inches⁣⁣

 

Glotón I.
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2021.⁣⁣
Clay, coconut soil, sand, grass, glass beads, cotton thread, green aventurine, acrylic.
12 x 10 x 8cm – 4 3/4 x 4 x 3 1/8 inches⁣⁣

 

Glotón II.
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2021.⁣⁣
Clay, coconut soil, sand, tumblestones, acrylic.
13 x 7 x 8,5cm – 5 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches⁣⁣

 

Damaged Dreams and the Promise of Constant Transformation.
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2021.⁣⁣
Clay, glass beads, nylon thread, copper, acrylic.
19 x 12 x 7,5cm – 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3 inches⁣⁣

 

If You Wish We Could Travel at Light Speed.
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2021.⁣⁣
Clay, ABS pearls, aluminium, acrylic.
16 x 7 x 10 cm – 6 5/16 x 2 3/4 x 4 inches⁣⁣

 

 

Legend Has It but You Knew All Along.
From the series ‘Spirit Vessels’, 2021.⁣⁣
Clay, coconut soil, turquoise, glass beads, cotton thread, acrylic.
17 x 9 x 8 cm – 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches⁣⁣