Pain is a universal human experience. Penny’s current work is an exploration of ways to create a visual iteration of chronic pain. She has extensive experience of pain, both personal and in her career as a nursing professional.
As chronic pain becomes one with the body, taking up residence within the structure of soft tissue and bone, in her work fragile, hard ceramic becomes part of the cloth and cannot be seen as separate from the cloth once fired.
Penny’s pain feels black at times. Not all black is the same but she is using it as a metaphor for material ideas. It has levels which encompass many emotions which can be comforting but also depressing.