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Amorphous Ceramic Vessels by Julie Bergeron Merge the Shapes and Textures of Organic Matter

August 8, 2022

Grace Ebert

From her studio in Paris, artist Julie Bergeron hand-builds amorphous stoneware vessels that mimic a wide array of creatures and lifeforms found in nature. Hollow ducts and pointed spines cover the surfaces of the cavernous forms, ambiguously evoking seed pods, tropical fruits like rambutan or durian, and small marine organisms. "I have fun mixing types, blurring the tracks... Are we in the vegetal, animal, microscopic, or human world? The borders become undefined," she tells Colossal. Inspired by the biological illustrations of Ernst Haeckel, Bergeron uses…

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