ink and watercolor on paper 6" x 4" For over ten years Claire Loder has been making bodiless heads. Memory, contemplation and melancholy are perpetual undercurrents. Narrative plays a significant role in her work: spoken and written language and the transgressive role of comedy offer up many starting points. This is my framework, around which are woven themes that come and go. Feminism has been a recurring subject and is currently in sharp focus as a response to the new wave of feminist debate. Pieces are slab built, with some elements constructed by coiling or sculpting. Most of the sculptures are single fired.