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Ashley Pao | “Someday”

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A plate, carved to reveal two free-form fried eggs in the center.

Ashley Pao, "Someday," 2021, recycled clay, 8" x 8" x 0.25"

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This was a project experimenting with the sgraffito technique. I was thinking a lot about how we (as humans) tend to ignore the fact that time is finite, pretending we will live into a figurative forever. As a result, we put things off to a proverbial “someday”, as in “someday I’ll do [blank].” There have been countless times I’ve left my breakfast forgotten as I answer an email, get caught up in social media, etc. This piece serves as a reminder that time IS finite, to put my phone down and eat my damn eggs.