Thank you again for participating in our NCECA exhibition. Your work is amazing and I overheard quit a number of people commenting on it and spending significant time with each piece. Keep doing what you do best!
Your work is absolutley wonderful! What clay body and glaze/finishing do you use?
No comments yet!
Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Adjunct Instructor at the University of Dayton
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
The driving force behind my sculpture is the relationship of science and art. Collections, categories, labels, frames, and display cases are all devices used by science and art to encourage the viewer to carefully examine precious objects and artifacts. My intention as an artist is to create a playful shifting back and forth between our traditional ideas of a scientific specimen and art object.
My work is constructed from a combination of various interests, experiences, and memories, which generate exponential possibilities for continuing my drive as an artist. I am continually inspired and amazed by the germination of a seed, the birth of a baby, and the intricate web of relationships among humans, plants, and animals. Although my work is laden with personal lived experience, it is my hope that all viewers relate to my work in a way that evokes memory, wonder, and curiosity.
I utilize the malleable characteristics of clay to create small-scale sculptures, which resemble preserved scientific specimens. The forms display warty surfaces, soft, fleshy folds, and puckered openings, suggestive of organic growth. I use clay primarily for its material and technical possibilities and its chameleon-like ability to mimic organic form and surfaces. The aesthetic characteristics of glaze allow me to achieve a surface depth similar to a membrane or skin of an organism.
Although our way of seeing the natural world has dramatically advanced, the mysteries surrounding this world are ever present. My work celebrates this sense of mystery, existing somewhere within the border of illusion and reality. I intend for this exhibition to create a visual dichotomy as a seemingly authentic scientific collection is displayed in a contemporary art setting.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
"Job advert, Theo Fennel:
Theo Fennell is hiring!
We are looking for a Wholesale Coordinator with two or more years experience to support our busy Head of Wholesale.
The role is primarily administrative but will involve the successful candidate in…"
"Our brand new FREE student event 'Make your Mark' is only one month away!
If you're a tutor conducting a jewellery or silverware class, or a student studying one of these courses, this event is for you!
The aim for the day is to…"
"Junior Jewellery Mounter Apprentice
Join a young & dynamic luxury diamond jewellery company with a London West-end based workshop
Application deadline: April 22nd 2014
Wonderful opportunity to join a young and dynamic luxury diamond…"
"The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN)
Message - Beyond Adornment
26 April to 7 June
Fri 25 April, 6-8pm
Members of the Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have looked at the concept of ‘Message - Beyond…"
Time to shift gears away from science and into music. I play jazz flute and piano and when I read this interview with Branford Marsalis (sax player who led the Tonight Show band for Jay Leno), it connected with some thoughts I’ve been mulling over about the metal art world. I’ll start with the excerpt and comment at the bottom:“You put on old records and they always sound…See More
SNAG has launched New Perks for Donating!$125 LevelIf you donate at the $125 level you will receive a hand written thank you along with a set of our newest SNAG stickers (or $10.45/mth for 12 months).$250 LevelIf you donate at the $250 level, you will receive a hand written thank you, a set of stickers, and a limited edition hand…See More