Field Work

After moving to England, I started working in porcelain extracted from English quarries in an attempt to appropriate a piece of England for myself. That intention resulted in this group of small-scale sculptures, resembling collectable china figurines. The situations they depict were collected in my mind while walking in nature in the English landscape.

I see some of these images as frozen stills from a not-yet-existent film. Others work more like reminders of actions or states of mind that I would like to keep alive after finishing my daily walk in the hills and forest. In all cases, I consider them to be fieldwork, data collected from the wild, albeit not scientifically, but in connection with mood and emotional affinities.

The What and the How (Berkeley’s Tree), 2014
Porcelain, unique piece.
20 x 130 x 35 cm

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills

The Beginning of Landscape, 2016
Porcelain, unique piece.
9 x 19 x 60 cm

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills

Listening, 2015
Porcelain, unique piece.
12 x 23 x 14cm

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills

Gathering, 2015
Porcelain, unique piece.
 20 x  6  x  7 cm

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills

Conversation Piece, 2013
Porcelain, unique piece
6.5 x 27 x 22 cm

Photographs by ©Gustavo Lowry

Exhale, 2014
Porcelain, unique piece
6.5 x 27 x 22 cm

Photograph by ©Bernard G. Mills

My family as a horse (random scene), 2013
Porcelain, unique piece
7 x 25 x 15 cm

Photographs by ©Gustavo Lowry

Leve (Slight), 2015
Porcelain, unique piece
22 x 42 x 29 cm

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills

Feral, 2015
Porcelain, unique piece
20 x 34 x 25 cm

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills