I completed these series over the course of several weeks in 2014, while I was studying abroad in Rome, Italy. The Eastern bank of the Tiber became a sort of secondary home for me. The less popular side of the river among tourists, I would explore there almost daily, talk with the people who lived there in tenuous homes, watch the changes unfold with time and weather, and slowly get to know it as a place, like one does when they invest time in a space.

In my exploring, I found some very clay-rich deposits outside of an archaeological dig site. I used this clay to make “Le Scoperte” (the Discoveries), “Cercare, Trovare, Fare” (to Search, to Find, to Make) and “A Home”.

Tiber Mud | 2017 | Sculpture/Installation