Jason Bige Burnett
Jason Bige Burnett's fascination begins with the vocabulary of vessels and their narrations of our lives illustrating living spaces and reflecting daily routines. Coffee stained cups in the cupboards, plates hanging embellishing the walls, and teapots that remain untouched in glass cabinets are all artifacts of our own existence. Stains, cracks, and pristine luster adorned objects are stories I believe to be worth telling. As a result, he achieves to create thoughtfully unrefined vessels that celebrate vulnerability and beauty.
Burnett's investigations start with recollections from growing up in a “broken” family. During that time sanctuary was found in cartoons such as Nickelodean’s Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats and Ahhh! Real Monsters. He has been re-watching them recognizing how illustrators used bright colors and patterned wallpaper to excite the domestic interiors of their characters’ homes. Since then he has introduced similar elements in his pottery to promote youthful discovery. Jason Bige Burnett's intentions are to create pottery and beautiful objects that reflect life’s escapades and serve as a bridge between the real and surreal.