by Coral Saucedo Lomelí
Fired clay, concrete, steel
Coral Saucedo Lomelí’s pierced vessels began as formal experiments inspired by concrete domes on the Engineering department at the National University of Mexico City. Through this body of work, Saucedo Lomelí iterates on the formal elements of pierced vessels, questions the meaning of "vesseldom", and investigates concepts relating to sifters, colanders, membranes, and thresholds. The pieces, striking in their own right, also allude to larger ideas around collapsing systems, leaks (both material and abstract), and objects that are unable to fulfill their intended purpose. Photography by Thomas Slack.