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  Impossible Shapes (Paperweights) - Set A & Set B , 2012, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, various dimensions   An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.

Impossible Shapes (Paperweights) - Set A & Set B, 2012, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, various dimensions


An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.

  Impossible Shape z , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

Impossible Shape z, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

  Impossible Shape bb , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape bb, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape h , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 3.5 x 4 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape h, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 3.5 x 4 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape o , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape o, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape k , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape k, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape p , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape p, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape j , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape j, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 in.

  Impossible Shape b , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape b, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape e , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 2 x 2 in.

Impossible Shape e, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 2 x 2 in.

  Impossible Shape u , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape u, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape g , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Impossible Shape g, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

  Impossible Shape n , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in.

Impossible Shape n, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in.

  Impossible Shape c , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 3 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape c, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 3 x 3 in.

  Impossible Shape y , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2 x 4 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape y, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2 x 4 x 3 in.

  Impossible Shape aa , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape aa, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape w , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape w, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

  Impossible Shape m , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

Impossible Shape m, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

  Impossible Shape d , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Impossible Shape d, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

  Impossible Shape t , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape t, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 3 in.

Impossible Shapes (Paperweights) - Set A & Set B, 2012, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, various dimensions


An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.

Impossible Shape z, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

Impossible Shape bb, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape h, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 3.5 x 4 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape o, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape k, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape p, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape j, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape b, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape e, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 2 x 2 in.

Impossible Shape u, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape g, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Impossible Shape n, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in.

Impossible Shape c, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 3 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape y, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2 x 4 x 3 in.

Impossible Shape aa, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape w, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.

Impossible Shape m, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

Impossible Shape d, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Impossible Shape t, 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 3 in.

  Impossible Shapes (Paperweights) - Set A & Set B , 2012, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, various dimensions   An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.
  Impossible Shape z , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.
  Impossible Shape bb , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape h , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 3.5 x 4 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape o , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape k , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape p , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape j , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 in.
  Impossible Shape b , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape e , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 2 x 2 in.
  Impossible Shape u , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape g , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
  Impossible Shape n , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in.
  Impossible Shape c , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 3 x 3 in.
  Impossible Shape y , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 2 x 4 x 3 in.
  Impossible Shape aa , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape w , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 3.5 x 4 in.
  Impossible Shape m , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.
  Impossible Shape d , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 1 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
  Impossible Shape t , 2011, Clay (Raku fired) with glaze, 4 x 4.5 x 3 in.