RHIZOME spreads as a carpet, having a less rhythmic program than other meshes. It follows the seeming disarray of natural systems.
Rhizome also acts as a map to connect areas of heightened activity, akin to the way that radial geometric figures of the Persian girih operate, which tend to harmonize with other self-same centres in their field.
slip cast porcelain, glazes, Egyptian faience, vinyl tubing, steel
2.5 m l x 2.5 m w x 40 cm h
7.5’ l x 7.5’ w x 18” h
© 2022 by Neil Forrest
exhibited in Re-Inventing Pleasure: Ornamentation
in Contemporary Ceramic Art, at the San Diego State University Art Gallery, CA
photography by Ying-Yuen Chuang