Claudia Terstappen, ‘Gewächs (twin)’, 2018, glazed ceramic, wood ceramic, ca. 34 x 26 x 13 cm, including wooden plinth that measures ca. 21 x 20 x 9 cm
Claudia Terstappen combines photography and ceramics to reflect on our idea of nature as timeless, thinking about how wilderness is variously worshipped, exploited and protected. She asserts that “juxtapositions between two- and three-dimensional works and the different characteristics of the two mediums allow me to move between imagined and real places.”
Her work focuses on the way science, belief and myth explain the world around us, challenging strict divisions between reason and imagination. Since living in Australia, her work has shifted towards the human impact on the environment and trying to make sense of cultural patterns and human interventions that shape the diversity and continuity of life.
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