THE SINKHOLE PROJECT is the result of a collaboration between London-based artist Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050°.
The black vessels stand as a representation of sinkholes, a portrayal of those voids that emerge abruptly from the ground, dissolving their surroundings into an irretrievable space.
Each vessel is suspended in a wooden frame, alluding to a cross section of the ground that reveals the hidden topographies.
The clay shapes, based in local archetypes for utilitarian pottery, are crafted by local ceramicists from Tlapazola, Oaxaca using ancestral techniques and skills that are struggling to find a place in the contemporary global landscape.
By making reference to different process of extinction, the Sinkhole project aims to reflect and extend the permanence of what seems to be inevitably falling into a void.