About Paula Rice | Ceramic Artist
The world as absolute, oceanic mystery came to me first as a small child. This mystery had the physical weight and presence of a slow and beautiful liquid, through which I paddled like a little amphibian. With my pastels, I drew pictures of children floating over towns and hilltops through the ooze, easing themselves down into city streets and countrysides with the assistance of the mysterious current.
Since then, I have found my childhood ideas transfigured in a multitude of ways, retreating and re-emerging in my work with a thousand different faces. Yet, a certain pattern repeats itself. I continue to be drawn to the revelations of the human body, which holds human consciousness as its great secret. And over and over again I create the human figure, seeking the mysterious current which animates the world.