Steve HEINEMANN
Toronto, Canada

Awareness begins with being startled by life, with observing nature, its phenomena and forces. from the slow process of a responsive engagement wiht nature connections arise which attest to an unrelated whole. Kinetic traces become evident; records of growth and decay, chaos and order are found.

Clay is a highly responsive material. It will bear the imprint of anything that affects it. As an organic substance it teaches the importance of being constantly open to the unexpected, to the possibility of new connections. Through processes of transformation an integration of physical and symbolic aspects of material occur; intuitive and natural forces are linked.