The finished works simultaneously represent the question regarding what to do with civilization's detritus, as they demonstrate the potential beauty of reuse. Mess' sculptures are unique in the history of ceramics with a nod to abstract expressionism, a contemporary fascination with carbon footprints, and the latest developments in the green revolution. Mess makes exquisite documents reflective of the ethos of our time.
- Adam Welch, Director of Greenwich House Pottery, Ceramics Now