Camilla Taylor – The Grove, 2022
The Grove, 2022
Ceramic with underglaze and glaze
33 x 16 x 15 inches
In the story Daphne and Apollo, Daphne finds her aggressive suitor repulsive and transforms into a laurel tree to elude him. Motifs from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, that includes the most famous telling of this myth, endure because they capture that moment between states, the fleeting state of being between one thing and then becoming the other. It is a never ending fascination to artist Camilla Taylor who uses the myth of Daphne and other transformations in this series to explore how we make ourselves from pain, how we make ourselves from the material around us.