Geoffrey Palmer

The way everything changes over time fascinates me. These changes can vary from intensely slowly like geological change up to instantaneously as
in a chemical reaction. They can range from large
to small, be physical or metaphysical.

Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c. 535 – c. 475 BC)
was writing and teaching about impermanence and the fundamental changing of objects over time about 2500 years ago. Referring to such changes as flows, he stated, πάντα ṕεĩ (everything flows).

Drawing on these ideas of change and flows and relating them to the potter, I explore the way clay changes over time — both physically and chemically during the making process. The soft clay is transformed through rotation, physical manipulation, water evaporation, and finally, intense heat that causes thermochemical changes. The outcome of this investigation is my series of artwork named Flow.

流動以許多形式出現:有形及無形、快及慢,以及不同的上文下理,而根據古希臘哲學家赫拉克利特(約公元前535至475年)所説:流動代表了一切。如果不考慮上文下理,流動更代表無常,而一切均隨著時間的遷移而變化。

我鑽研無常,以及不同的能量流動,它們都在轉化我們的環境。為此我們須留意制作陶器過程中所產生的物理學和熱力化學變化,促進了製陶者與大自然兩者的關係。這些流動既可是自然產生,也可是人為,因此之故製成品也代表了捏造和自然的共存。


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Flow (Perpetual Motion) #1
Stoneware
45×43×21 cm
2019

Linear Flow
Stoneware
80×11×15 cm
2019

Flow (First Law of Thermodynamics) #1
Stoneware
46×33×26 cm
2019