This is my conceptual sculpture series titled “Soulmates’ The series began after a bad break up with whom I believe to be my “soulmate”. The concept behind the idea was not only to be able to represent what my idea of a “soulmate” is through my pieces and my personal experiences, but to show material relationships. The first piece was made up of plaster and water based clay. Plaster and clay are both water porous and are vital together when making plaster molds, but if plaster is left in clay, and then placed in the kiln, the piece would shatter. The clay ball represents my ex boyfriend and the plaster mound myself. The emotional and gestural qualities in the plaster are suppose to represent the impact the clay ball had on the plaster, and the ever lasting impressions. The reason the clay ball is represented beside the plaster, is because even though the imprint in the plaster perfectly fits the ball, they are not together. The second piece was made from metal and wood. Wood and metal are both used to hinge each other together, and they become stable structures for other materials, but when heat is applied metal bends, but wood incinerates. The wood represents my parents and the metal represents myself. I believe that your family is your soul mates because you are a part of them wether you like your parents or not. The 2 structures are both square like but not totally the same. The reason they are next to each other is because you are suppose to get the sense like the metal structure should be pushed inside the wooden cube, but it is not. Lastly, between the structures was my definition of what a soulmate is to help set the mood of the series.