The themes of excess and depletion continue in the works that make up Lucas's installation, DIP. The works are built upon the dual premise that nothing can be done in the environment without it having some impact (good or bad), and that nothing can be viewed in isolation without connections to the already seen or known. Lucas mines the subject through the subtle adaptation of domestic kitchenware. Punctured surfaces, thick viscous glazes, and handles made from fence wire are combined with visible signs of wear and tear - a bottle shows the patchy residue of water leakage, a funnel retains the traces of the materials once poured through it. Simple alterations to the scale of certain objects create strangely ambiguous hybrids - a coal bucket, for instance, vaguely resembles a sheep carcass, a pram, and a mechanical digger.
Cheryl Lucas is a contemporary ceramist based in the South Island.