Not No. 39  2021
stoneware & dry glaze
10 x 12 x 10 cm

Knots have always held meaning. In Persian culture they’re associated with love and connection used as a symbol of such during a wedding ceremony. But the knot didn’t have such friendly connotations in the Indian folklore of my home growing up. I distinctly remember almost walking over a knotted piece of fabric that was lying on the footpath and being warned to step back and walk around it, else it’ll impart its universal repercussions on me!

The symbolism and stories that surround an object often imbue more power than the object itself. I can’t help but make knots. I can’t help but poke the bear. I want to take its power and claim the story for myself.

— Minaal Lawn

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