Māris un The Merry Men
Written to acknowledge Maris Grosbahs and his continued efforts to support the arts through his 20yrs of organizing symposia in the rural Latvian village of Roja, this article discusses both the progression of the event as well as specifics regarding the artists participating in the 2016 RojaLAB.
This article represents the many facets of how residue, memory and the archive are ever present in the development and exploration of the work. The physical history of place is explored through an array of materials, processes and visual manifestations.
Discussing aspects of the wood-fired Industrial Ceramics series specifically, this synopsis of a prior writing elaborates on the documentation of that process and the conscious decisions being made to revisit an age-old tradition in a contemporary format.