“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
For a lot of us as human beings I think this quote is an incredibly accurate description of our relationship to the world around us. It seems as if all in one moment we can feel both the beauties and the injustices of the world. The journey from love to hate is as short as the click of a mouse or a well placed edit in a film. It’s a journey that brutalizes our senses. With this in mind I am embarking on a passion project entitled Ordinary. Ordinary is an exploration into the lives of people who make our world more beautiful.
Brielle absolutely fits this bill. She is a ceramic artist and founder of Dust and Form, a ceramic shop that “seeks to marry form and function in the domestic space.” Through interviewing her, what came to the surface was her fascination with the idea of temporary brilliance, an idea that is embodied in the core of her creation and explores the life and death of the objects she creates. That idea is what we chose to focus on in this video.
If you liked this video, check out the full interview audio here!
Interview, Shoot, and Edit: Christopher Behnen and Krista Rose Koester.