Markers and Paradox/Pillars begin in a particular moment, such as when I encounter a particular dream, poem, war news, or the death of a friend. The heightened awareness of diverging choices informs the shaping of the pillar and marks the deep realities to which I want to remain connected. Their form is inspired by old stone markers I’ve seen, sometimes at intersections, in England and France. This archetypal form appears in cultures throughout the world.
In the Marker series, the vitreous sculpture stoneware body enables the works to be safely placed outdoors year round, even in freezing temperatures.
Most photos by Cindy Trim, Oak Park, IL