Lauren Mabry's vibrant series Contain or Deliver is an experiment in dimensional painting and letting go of the control she has gained over the ceramic process. In this series she overloads the forms with glaze. During the firing it melts, cascades, and flows into hypnotic rivers of color that pool and spill over the edge.
In her own words: "I am captivated by the potential of glaze as an abstract medium, because no matter how well I understand it, I never have complete control of how it will turn out, transformed by both time and temperature in the kiln– not by the direct action of my hand. Guided by informed intuition, I experiment with expressive abstract painting and the phenomenon of ceramic process. While each viewer will relate to my work in a different way, the formal language of color, movement, and contrast are meant to engage people in a contemplative, visually charged experience."