University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Art

School of Art Galleries



Medium: Stoneware with Underglaze and Cooper Oxide Stain Liquid
Date: 2020

Sangmin Lee


Hoodoos (irregular columns of rocks) caught my eyes when I visited Bryce Canyon in March. Hoodoos were created by two natural phenomena; 1) repetitive melting and freezing of water in the crevice of the rock during winter, and 2) melting the limestone of Bryce Canyon due to the acid rains in the summer. After many years of breaking and melting, the nature’s masterpiece, which are created by wind, water, and rocks, have eccentric appearance. Through the process of making plates, digging crevices, applying underglaze, putting the stain, and stacking tiles, I expressed the eternity of nature.

Is there a moment when you felt the eternity of the nature?