When you look at the Pluto Ware some people only see pollution, darkness, and grim and then other people—like myself—see a kind of strange dark beauty.
I make sensual work. The use of my work is to lead to an experience that makes life more interesting or enjoyable, like listening to music, or reading poetry.[…] I’m trying to get feeling into my work, like joy. Sometimes I want to have an ominous quality, so that it has an edge, and humor in the form, too, if possible.
Meaning is ambiguous. It’s mysterious, uncertain, and open to personal interpretation. I make concrete objects that stay the same, pretty much for the whole time they exist, and you can go away, and you can come back, and maybe you’ve changed, but the object will still be the same. Whereas meaning is based a lot on social conventions; it’s provisional. And as time goes by, those meanings can give way to other meanings, and they can on changing forever.