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Corina Gill ’21

Ceramics, Mr. Mess

ARTIST STATEMENT
School has never been a strong suit of mine because I have the attention span of a fly, and always ended up doodling on my papers or folding them into airplanes rather than completing them. For the longest time, I thought I wanted to be a freelance illustrator, but then I discovered clay my Sophomore year. The idea of being an illustrator slowly started to seem like something I didn’t want to do anymore and I thought there would be nothing else I was good at, but I was wrong. I’ve never found something so perfect for me–all of the work is done with my hands and not just my mile-a-minute mind. When working with clay, no ideas are wrong, and every idea is art. I don’t have a style–I do what I want and that’s what I want my art to embody–freedom. Every piece is unique, even individual matching pieces in a set are never exactly the same. No two pieces could ever be perfectly alike, and having that in mind when creating my work was really empowering and made it a lot easier to accept my own work as art. Every piece represents trying something new. I like Earth tones? Slap a bunch on and see what happens. I want to doodle on a piece? Slip trail a bunch of random colorful lines. I like Van Gogh? Carve the Starry Night into some cups. Normal mugs are too boring? Add my own twist and suddenly they are art and not just coffee mugs.

Contact the artist directly with purchasing inquiries: gillc@lincolnacademy.org

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