Emae Lee

Vessels are languidly posed on a flat surface of paper. Their walls were pinched and pressed into being, and their contours are almost fleshy and womb-like. Their underbellies show traces of what is or was contained, stained with lines of pigment. Accompanying these vessels are ink splotches that correspond to these underbellies. Like a rock which was lifted to reveal a busy swarm of ants beneath it, some of these vessels are displaced to expose an intricate print. A place of encapsulation, breached by the porousness of clay, is betrayed by its own material. Seeping and oozing, its contents are exposed and greedily absorbed by the fibrous surface
beneath it.