Honor Freeman, Next to godliness II, 2017, slipcast porcelain & hand built porcelain - 31 component wall installation, H 52 x W 52 x D 4cm
Noticing and quietly commemorating the smaller moments that are a constant rhythm of the everyday continues to be a preoccupation in my work. I seek to make visible the relationship between us and the objects we use, the gestures, mundane activities and humble objects, like small markers silently measuring the hours and marking the days. Thoughts of preserving, measuring and marking time’s passing occupy the work during the making. There is a correlation between actions and gestures used when engaging with objects and those used during the process of making that informs the work. Using the mimetic qualities of clay via the process of slipcasting, the work playfully interacts with ideas of liquid made solid due to the processes of making that are fundamental when working with clay. The porcelain casts become echoes of the original (object), the liquid slip becoming solid and forming a memory of a past form, the essence of an object. Small moments caught and made solid as if frozen in time – liquid made solid.
Honor Freeman completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Honours) in 2001 at the South Australian School of Art, Adelaide. Following her studies, she undertook a two year Design Associate position at JamFactory in Adelaide, and in 2004 a residency at Guldagergaard Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark. Her exhibitions include: Primavera 07, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria, 2007; Make the Common Precious, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2005; Narratives – Installation and Sculptural Ceramics in Australian Ceramics, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, 2008; Hatched – National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, 2002. Most recently, Freeman was a guest lecturer and visiting artist in residence at Henry Radford School of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Her work is held in the following collections: Artbank (NSW), Art Gallery of SA, Bathurst Regional Gallery (NSW).