Graduate Student

Ashley Barber

B.F.A. Art Education, Rowan University, 2012

My work is about documenting my experiences, journeys, and memories that have occurred in my past. In my work I research the functionalities of memory: how they are stored, how they can be recalled, and how they can be dysfunctional. I use mapping as a form of connecting fragmented pieces of memory. Working in different forms of lines, shapes, patterns, and textures helps me create layers which emphasizes the depth of these experiences and journeys, connecting the functional to the dysfunctional. These layers are created in clay to show that pieces can coexist in the realms of ceramics and sculpture.