Mary Wuest's exhibit “Ritual Vessels” examines the vessel form in conjunction with the human figure to speak to the misuse of power. Both the physical body and vessel walls contain and shield their contents from the outside world. The physical body obscures the essence of a person by limiting what is openly revealed. While our outward appearance may provide clues to our experiences and beliefs, it still conceals the crux of who we are as we work on becoming fully human. External and internal pressures - the circumstances that demand our attention - are presented as deviations to the traditional profiles of the vessel form.