"My designs go beyond creating solutions for specific problems of function and aesthetics. I strive to create an environment, a mood, to evoke emotions."
Each day is a tapestry woven of myriad events: private, social, and political. Some are insignificant; some touch us deeply and leave a lasting mark. Consciously and subconsciously, Lilach Lotan draws her inspiration from these events and channels them into her work. Her language is clay. She creates words on the potter's wheel, shaping her sentences and assembling them by hand.
Growing up, Lilach whiled away the hours in her own micro-magical world of Lego toys, train sets, and models. As she matures as an artist and finds her voice, she cannot ignore that early influence. Rarely does Lilach throw a vessel all in one piece. Instead, she embellishes the form much as she did her Lego creations all those years ago--only now, she creates her own building blocks.
At the heart of each of Lilach's designs lies an idea, conveyed by shape, form, and contour. The purity of porcelain, enhanced by a semi-matte white glaze, eliminates the distraction of colors. The only shades she considers are those produced by the object itself: achromatic shades of light, and its absence. The contour reveals itself by the presence and absence of material, both equally important.
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