“While looking for the light, you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light.”
– Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
I am a thinker and a maker. My undergraduate degree – a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Sciences – allowed me to dip my toes into so many different fields of science. Chemistry and biology, physics and geology, calculus and statistics. I was searching for a way to make sense of the world. The more I learned, the more perplexed I became with the world. I began to realize that questions I was asking simply couldn’t be answered with math or science.
I was searching for the light – whatever that may have meant in each moment. For truth and beauty and honesty and kindness and heart. I will always be searching for the light. And what has been revealed to me in my time in the ceramics studio have been moments of extreme clarity and inspiration, and other moments so much darker. Moments of inadequacy and fear and sheer frustration. But what comes from these desolate moments, standing on a hard concrete floor under fluorescent lights at three in the morning, is so beautiful. To make it through to the other side – to move through everything that could potentially hold me back and to see the light on the other side.