Heidi Lau

    Exhibition: EAF14

    The Cave, 2014

    Stucco and glazed ceramics


    Nestled in the park’s more bucolic section, Lau’s dense, textured ceramics transform a cobblestone stage and flowering archway into an otherworldly alter. The Cave — an intimate and eerie semi-architectural form — is an ethereal womb-like structure, coated in fragile ceramic stalactites that sprout like crystal fingers from all sides, evoking a fossilized cave from a mystical realm. Miniature ceramic forms encircle the main totem and run up the cobblestones like enigmatic animals or ritualistic remnants in an alternate sci-fi world that Lau has handcrafted. Her overall installation is simultaneously recognizable and unique, recalling organic elements and alerting us to potential alien compositions.
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