The thing about a residency is, you never know what you'll do until you get there. At Can Serrat, near Barcelona, I was fascinated by the olive jars and garden urns on the grounds outside the building, and so began a group of sketches and watercolors that documented those forms and led me to others. Among the paintings that came out of that experience are Spanish olive jars and cazuelas, a biconical vessel from the Danube Valley, 5000 BC, and depictions of pieces from my own collection of vases and pots.
It's never my intent to describe things exactly as they appear, but rather to be accurate and honest in bringing them to the canvas. With these paintings, I often felt as though I were shaping the forms as a potter would, in three dimensions rather than two.