monday morning eye candy: Roberta Massuch

These images are from her MFA thesis show from earlier in April

Artist statement
I am intrigued by the way shifting light in a room affects how one perceives objects in the home;
reflections and shadows cause relationships to appear between two (or more) surfaces and the
spaces in between. My intent is to illustrate and bring permanence to these fleeting moments, while
sharing with the viewer the experience of witnessing an entrancing phenomenon: light affecting
familiar spaces and objects in the home.

The forms and surfaces I create arise out of these observations. Empty and often overlooked areas
between functional and decorative objects are transformed into architectural ceramic forms and
arranged into still lifes; juxtaposing each form with adjacent, brightly colored surfaces that coat each
plane with a film of reflected light. Drawings become a record of the light and shadows that force the
eye to shift constantly, causing static objects to appear to wiggle. It is this constant movement, this lack of clarity, and this distortion, which drives my studio explorations and reveals how I perceive and create relationships between the objects in the lived space.