"My signature is a thumbprint of clay or of my blood. Each faithfully records the landscape of my skin."
There is a deceptively simple analogy at work in the many clay sculptures made by Charles Simonds; that the body, the earth, and architecture are all different forms of dwellings. We inhabit them all; they are all crucial to our wellbeing; and in various ways they are the outward expression of our inward selves. - John Beardsley