Laura O'Connor's Artist Statement (2016)
"I seek to understand my yearning for connection and search for belonging through the objects I craft. Over years of transience, I have met many people and acquired different languages: yet despite shared experiences, I continue to untangle a deep lonesomeness. Through cathartic repetitive processes such as ceramic coil rolling and geometric structure building, I create landscapes from shared stories using images of networks. I strive to honor the beauty and interaction between raw materials, allowing space for each to be seen as it truly is."