From the Artist: The importance of these rigid forms being created in ceramic and not a more naturally rigid material relates back to the human condition. Like clay, the core of a young person is especially malleable. They are easily influenced and taught to understand and follow societal norms.
As we mature, the ideals we were raised with become a more rigid part of our being, yet this does not mean we are not capable of change. These vessels are created to appear as if they are made of many pieces. Any of these could be replaced with a new piece while still harmonizing with the original structure, changing part of the person but not their core.