Feeling Through Form
Nicole Yeo is a designer and ceramicist living in New York City. Her practice pursues the tactility of muted feelings, through embodiment in form.
Nicole's work is a reflection of her observations on her journey to connect to the self, and explores the tensions and contradictions that arise in relating to the self and to others. Her pieces strive for quiet elegance, while bringing to the surface feelings evoked through the act of creating.
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Nicole has been creating of forms that pursue feeling over purpose. Focusing on letting go and emptying the mind as it works creates space for feelings and impulses to arise on their own. Nicole's ceramics are the manifestation of what is felt in the act of making.
She thinks about the human body as a vessel that holds proof of growth through accumulating absence through sequences of emptying and removal.
Ceramics are fragile by nature of medium, and this is an idea that intrigues Nicole. She is fascinated by the emotions that arise and are evoked by a piece - at once both subtle and permanent, yet fleeting and fragile.
Nicole believes these feelings are tensions that exist within the body, and the forms she creates draw on longing for a sense of home, through her exploration of self. At any time, feelings are complimented and contrasted - ease and vulnerability, resisting and giving in, deflated and abundantly full.