As someone who had enough difficulty firing flat 12″ clay slabs without breaking or distorting them, Eva’s work is truly amazing.
“My sculptures are bodies, exposed to pressure and movements. On one hand, it is the mass in thin layers, running in a meander-like closed movement.”
“On the other hand it is the empty space, air and light forming volumes, described by the contures of the mass. The construction is really made of the absent; the emptiness, the holes of air. The obvious body just defines the volume.”
“My fascination is about the relationship between the internal and external realities; the dualism between inside and outside, content and form, feeling and shape, impression and expression.”
“It is a reflection of my inner landscapes of form. Everyday, I experience the tension between presence and absence. The anxiety I feel is both constructive and destructive. My sculptures show me the necessity of opposites; they are paradoxes.”
“When the form is ready and the clay is dry, I sand away at the surface. The pieces are fired twice in stoneware temperature, around 1200°C and finally treated with silicate colour and pigments.”