Textural Decay Defines Imperfect Pottery
Texture and nature are an inescapable part of my artistic spirit. When I find another artist with kindred inspirations, I can’t help but be drawn to their work and become inextricably connected. Ani Kasten is one of these artists, and she uses her passion for sculpture to create pieces that juxtapose the natural with the manmade. I admire the abstract roughness that is inherent in her work, often complimented with smooth lines, attempting to bring order to chaos. Kasten states of her own work, “The shapes and surface treatments take their influence from plants, water, rocks and clay, as well as from architecture, industry and machinery… The pieces are often truncated, off-center, weathered and perforated, combining natural movement and an apparent state of organic deterioration that invokes the cycle of life, death, decay.” I am consistently inspired by the natural and the imperfect. And its translation into art form.