Monday, December 5, 2011


The semester is coming to a close.  I've had my last meeting with Robert Ortbal and am writing the semester summary.  It feels as if my work has blasted off and is now returning back to earth.  I've enjoyed the freedom but am trying to rein it in with this last piece.  While it waits to be fired (as it dries), I will get back to reading and visiting the museum exhibitions that have opened in Sacramento and the Bay Area before the holidays kick in and my kids return home.
   This piece, still untitled, portrays a deflated swan beside an organic spiked orb.  A thin rope will run from the next of the swan and loop around the orb.  The orb will probably be glazed a rustic golden combination of colors where as the swan will have a matt finish over the underglaze to appear plastic.  With this piece, I am combining the use of amorphus organic forms with the trompe l'oeil icon of contemporary culture to see where they meet.

hand built ceramic greenware: 17"w x 11"d x 8"h

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