The Sum of All Parts
In a culture that can produce an abundance of creative one-liners and objects that are preoccupied with a specific style, artist Kate Tremel provides a welcome reprieve with her simple paddled pots that have achieved a sense of timelessness. One can look at her porcelain nesting bowls and imagine any person from past or present, appreciating the beauty of the pieces and using them for serving food. The pots are visually simple, but the simplicity is rooted in the artist’s complex process of creating both sculptures and utilitarian pots. A lifetime of working within two distinct disciplines has revealed aesthetic and conceptual commonalities that centre around the idea of the vessel as a metaphor for the human body. It is the sum of the artists’ travels, personal experiences and creative processes that have coalesced into her current artistic identity.