Lily German is an Artist making sculpture, writing and performance that explores the shared fragilities and tactility of wet clay, ceramics, and the human voice.
Lily solidifies passing, palpable, bodily moments and movements into her work; hands push in, fingers break through the clay’s cold flesh. Each mark made remains, becomes preserved in ceramic form.
Pressing at the limits of material, Lily’s sculptures hold within them the anticipation of their own breaking. Like clay, the voice breaks, is vulnerable if not supported. At times guttural and other times soft, whispering, German uses sung and spoken elements to communicate emotion and physicality. Both the untrained and trained voice are used to speak to the human experience of grief and loss.
- BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class), Goldsmiths, University of London 2016