This collection of work expresses my journey navigating through the judgments and opinions of society as I start new chapters in my life. In September 2019, I found out I was pregnant with my son. Although I was excited about this new phase of life, I worried about what others would think of me, being since I am not out of college or married. Over time, I have learned to grow through these judgments and accept that my life does not have to look like the lives of others and that the order of life events is different for everyone. I have created work with porcelain flowers coated in a white glaze to represent me and my loved ones that have overcome the judgments of society during pregnancy. Each piece shows an obstacle to maneuver through such as a cage, the framework of societies expectations, and barbed wire that represent the chaos encountered in life. In spite of these obstacles, the flowers have the ability to adapt, grow, and thrive. Life’s unexpected events can be the most important and exciting moments.
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