Stoneware, ^6 glaze
"Cornucopia" is a large-scale ceramic sculpture centered around ideas of food waste and its relation with financial inequality as well as hunger in the urban setting. The idea of "Cornucopia" is to take a classical symbol of abundance and shift its meaning to explore the ways in which our society accumulates food waste while at the same time experiencing high rates of hunger and poverty.
The opening of the cornucopia form is shaped like a mouth to emphasize consumption or lack-there-of. The food spilling out of the cornucopia, a common motif to illustrate the abundance it represents, is rotten to show the waste that has accumulated. The choice of fruit is a reminder of the food deserts resulting from nutritious food being inaccessible and unaffordable to people living in lower income areas.