Most objects tell stories but Laura Fischer's sculptures tell them with a rare grace. These stones, adorned with fine lattice like nets, chronicle the patience, practice and labor of their making. They hum, exuding a kind the calm that we can all use. I think of them like hand held meditations, with greater gravity than their size suggests.
Welcome to a new collection of work by ceramic wunderkind, Body Confidence. Imbued with inside jokes, character, and energetic weight, these sculptures are meant to help you to be in your body. Place one on your desk to remind you that your mind is connected to your athletic power. Install one near your bed to inspire erotic shamelessness. Put one somewhere shocking to get yourself laughing from the inside out. Where is your body? How have you never moved? What liquids will pour out of you today? How do you taste? What gesture do you do the most? Has your tongue ever licked your elbow?
Inspired by her West African heritage, and her son Cosmo, Leena Similu’s fine art practice explores matriarchy, power-femininity and fertility under the moniker Yaya Situation. “I discovered ceramics when I was pregnant with my son three years ago and thinking about origins, and the heritage I could pass on to him,” the Los Angeles-based British transplant says.