china series, 2013 - 2015, china paint on found plates, all plates between 6 - 10 in.

The combination of my painting imagery on these found European style plates are a meditation on the history of porcelain, from its origin in China, to its fetishization in the west, so much so that these wares are called 'china' after its country of origin.  I am interested in the embrace of these wares and how a culture is reduced to these products.