This Was All We Knew
Cone 4 terracotta, china paint, luster, indoor/outdoor carpet
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It is believed that mankind’s awareness of death is an essential, albeit, perplexing element to what separates human beings from all other living creatures. It is an obsession that has consumed our relationships with one another throughout time, a thought which drives us to build our lives accordingly; through the legacy we would like to leave behind, and by building relationships so that legacy might be told.
My work is fueled by the idea of this self-awareness. Reflecting on the dynamic of building, maintaining, and ending relationships. It is inspired by the stories we live and that we will be remembered by. Whether it be run-of-the-mill mistakes (which for a moment feel like they might end the world), or working against distance and time to hold relationships together, or the joyful awkwardness of exploring new relationships. How with every new person you let into your life, somehow you become a new person. It is through all of this and more that I am inspired to make the work that I make, ultimately to share my own stories, and the stories that others have shared with me.
Having grown up in two households filled with people, Lynne Hobaica was constantly reminded of the profound diversity of each individual’s emotional language. She grew to recognize and appreciate how we communicate, or don’t, our feelings to one another. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona under the shadow of her father’s air company jingle, “You’ll lika-a Hobaica,” a play with her name which could be a root of the weird, slightly anxious humor you find in her art. She received her BFA from Syracuse University in 2010 where she studied both History of Art and Ceramics. She later completed her MFA in Conceptual Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Hobaica has interned at museums including the Everson Art Museum in Syracuse, NY and the Museum of Northern Arizona. She was a resident at Flower City Arts Center in the years 2010-2011 and is currently a resident at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, WA.