glazed ceramic and underglaze pencil

These labyrinthine chambers represent journeys of the unconscious. Each starting as a drawn mandala before being worked into clay - around, inwards, upwards - morphing into an entrance, a shelter, a dead end or an intuitive passage through.

“In Mercurial fashion, the movement through the labyrinth veers back and forth, round and round, creating a dance whose steps eventually weave a vessel strong enough to hold what was at first intolerable experience.”
- The Book of Symbols

This particular chamber incorporates drawings of alchemical vessels copied from a 15th century apparatus manuscript I viewed at the wellcome collection