Derek is the first ceramic artist we’ve featured on Local Ghosts and I’m glad that medium is getting such a strong start on the site. His work walks right up to the uncanny valley, then kind of wantonly dances in it, while having some sort of crazy fever dream. It’s depressing and entertaining, all the while maintaining an eerie atmosphere that reminds me of every traumatizing memory I’ve had or am going to have. It be unsettling if it wasn’t so beautiful to look at. I don’t know whether to cringe or stare at it. So I keep staring and hope for more to come my way. You should absolutely check out more of his work on his website. He’s a Brooklyn artist who we’re looking into working with more. I personally can’t wait to see what else he comes up with.