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Being, More than Before., 2023

Earthenware, shoe polish.

Dimensions variable.

In allowing herself to be affected by bodily and mental separation, Matisse Schmidt attempts to navigate a relationship with herself and her surroundings. She is driven by process, and employs methods of intuitive making in her artistic practice. The resultant ceramic sculptures aim to visualise her exploration and appreciation for details in hyper-organic forms. Whether it be a wrinkle or a tree knot, Schmidt has always seen small details as worthy of representing the entire picture. The ridges, shallows and chasms in the clay emphasise the traces left by her hands. They represent an action and a moment in time.     


I would like to thank Sam Gold for their guidance, enthusiasm and support. I am incredibly grateful.

This work was created on Kaurna Country.

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