Neil Hoffmann (AUS)

‘No human hand could have created this sculpture because no hand, however innocent, can escape the fetters of its style. The object is there, yes, it has been made, yet whichever way you look at it the question remains: who (or should that be what?) did the making? The sculptor who made this object had fifty hands, each attached to a different mind, or no mind at all. The object is sculpted, yes, but with no eyesight colouring the hand. We can talk only of heat and survival.’

from ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at Fire’ by John Hughes in response to the work of Tasmanian ceramicist Neil Hoffmann