Ingrid Allik

From the series "Soft Stones" I


This work from a year ago, juxtaposing soft and hard forms, is reminiscent of a lasso trying to catch a motionless, seemingly heavy stone. Both the rope and stone are made of ceramic clay, and their textures are processed and fired in different ways. The white arch carrying fingerprints and the dark stone shaped by hitting it against the table surface… Its texture is smooth in some places and rough in others. The contact between the white/soft and black/hard has left a pit in the stone. “Only something soft is able to make a mark on something hard,” Ingrid says.

The entire Soft Stones series was exhibited at the Handmark Gallery in Tasmania in 2019.