|Life's Potential, close-up|
The torsos are tied to each other with a harness brace (made of clay) I modeled after an antique back brace I have in the studio, indicating they are two halves of a whole. Also, each figure has vintage millinery feathers on her head. I have used these feathers often in this collection not only to serve the purpose of a headdress, but also to reference the human need we have to possess what we can't have.
The building/assembly time for Shadow Circus is just about come to a close, which is both exhilarating and frightening. Everything I have worked on for the past year and a half is before me. Now it is time to send the pieces off into the world (specifically, to the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, GA and The River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN). I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish both technically and conceptually and feel so blessed that I am able to share my work with others.
And I just want to give out a huge shout out to the wonderful artist who photographs my work, David Gulisano. He has endured the onslaught of ceramic figures I have brought into his studio and patiently waited as I painstakingly put together each piece...and then asked for alternate shots. Thank you Dave! You make my work look great!! (Of course, all of these are from my husband's iPhone and clearly not from Dave's!)
|The master himself, Dave!|