Movement of clay

2013, clay (unburn)

The material clay has two states: wet and dried. One forms the wet clay and lets it dry for firing. I am interested in the phase between the wet and dry state; the moment in which the clay transforms itself independently. I visualize this invisible process by placing a piece of paper on the wet clay body. The water leaves the clay and the clay becomes smaller and harder. In the process, the paper is pulled inward. The paper thus proves and visualizes the movement and transformation of the clay.