Upon entering the expansive ruins of the Jingdezhen Porcelain Factory, the rich history of making imbued in the site was immediately palpable. The space appeared evacuated, abandoned, demolished, and looted but maintained a presence of vitality.
The factory was filled with compositions set candidly in the space, like still lives from the factories last day of production.
Walking among the disheveled stacks of molds, piles of glaze ware, partial kilns, and thick clay crusted floors I continued to find workers clothing strewn throughout.
Using the format of monument and still life I sculpted compositions to be left in the site alongside the candid scenes of the abandoned factory, like ghosts or fossils that framed the presence of the workers with the uniforms they left behind.