Lilit Demon Traps (Ceramics)
Series of glazed and unglazed stoneware; shibori dyeing wands with cotton, hand-made natural dyes, and tree branches; silk thread, long reach matches, frankincense, beans, washers, bolts, and other found materials; air-dried goldenrods.

The ceramic Demon Traps are part of a multidisciplinary work Lilit the Demon that has since 2020 explored the insidious side of empathy, empathy fatigue, trauma-healing modalities, and astrology as storytelling through text messages to a growing community of people.
The Demon Traps are made of glazed and underglaze stoneware, characterized by their bird and beak-like shapes. The ceramic traps recall the origin story of Lilit, who was created from clay, and the ceramic incantation bowls used by healers in the 2nd-7th century.
While learning stoneware techniques, I based the structure the demon traps from sewing patterns used in my biomorphic inflatable works, a series of womb-like communal play spaces reconstructed from military parachutes and hot-air balloons.

Fire Trap, 12x8.5x4 inches 

Flower Trap, 7.5x10.5x9 inches

Belted Kingfisher Demon Trap (Orange Stripes), 10x11x4.5 inches

Belted Kingfisher Demon Trap (Orange Stripes), Back 10 x 11 x 4.5 inches

Little Orange Bird Trap with Blue eyes, 7.5 x 3.5 x 6 inches

Red Demon Trap With an Eye, 9 x 9 x 3.5 inches

Three Head Demon Trap, 13.5 x 13.5 x 10 inches

Blue Trap with an Attitude, 11 x 15 x 6 inches

Yellow Watering Can Bird, 9.5 x 8 x 3.5 inches

Green Bird with Rope Marks, 7.5 x 7 x 4 inches

Violet-backed Starling, 11 x 15 x 5 inches

Yellow and Green Stitches, 9.5 x 8 x 5 inches

Oak Fruit Trap, 14.5 x 9.5 x 4 inches

White Demon Trap With Rope Marks, 6 x 10 x 4 inches

Blue and Orange Stitched Trap, 15 x 16 x 8 inches