Ahrong Kim. “Kimcheese,” 2017. Porcelain, stoneware, luster, stone. 7.5 x 8 x 19 in.
People read a visual artwork through many different things: a title, prominent color or patterns, etc., but they react quickly to something that’s more familiar to them.
Santiago Isaza working in his home studio. January, 2019. Photo by author.
On a research trip to Medellín, Colombia, I met a thirty-five-year-old anthropologist and ceramist who enlightened me to the role of indigenous ceramics in contemporary culture.