A gallery of both literary and visual art, Shock Art showcases works by Wichita State alumni, faculty and students.
Artist’s Statement: “I work in earth, water, fire and air. As one of the first creative acts of humankind, these classical elements come together in the making of the ceramic form. The vessel, made of earth surrounding a void to be filled with water or sustenance, draws the viewer in to touch and interact with it. Making from earth brings me in touch with myself and is expressed in the conflicting pressures to communicate and the desire to hide. The clay is left exposed without the addition of glaze and often wrapped within a protective cloak. My art reflects my thoughts and reactions to the people and events around me in both the form and the movement of the piece.”
Irwin holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from WSU. She lives in Wichita.