I make abstract sculpture with long ceramic coils that are looped or layered into strong, delicate forms. Coils are useful for exploring organic form; they contain an energy of their own and they easily weave together. I really love organic geometries and I like to play with patterns and rhythms that I find. Building up a sculpture slowly, repeating a pattern, becomes a meditation on growth and survival. I am interested in the ways in which a body balances between connection and self protection. My sculptures are an attempt to represent this ongoing biological drive for balance.
Shop Evanston Made: Sophie Carlisle