The Parting Gifts Project

The Parting Gifts Project began in Summer 2017. That Summer I made 30 palm-sized ceramic plants which were gifted to friends and colleagues.

Giving a parting gift is an act of giving which helps us say goodbye. This is usually a gesture made with hope to part well and be remembered. Parting gifts also tend to aid in easing the sadness of the moment.

The Parting Gifts Project is now in its second iteration. The small porcelain pieces are meant to resemble leaves and flowers, representing nature and life. By offering them as porcelain objects I am making permanent that which is transient. Long after all memories are gone, the parting gifts will remain, mysterious, but forever.