Seagals (a series)…

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20 March 2019

Anemone Anne  Wall-hung, hand-built figurative ceramic sculpture, fired, with cold finishes and varnishes.

320mm high x 190mm wide x 105mm deep

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Mandy Manatee  Wall-hung, hand-built figurative ceramic sculpture, fired, with cold finishes and varnishes.

255mm high x 140mm wide x 105mm deep

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Sandy Starfish  Wall-hung, hand-built figurative ceramic sculpture, fired, with assemblage (a starfish acquired in New Zealand), cold finishes and varnishes.

255mm high x 130mm wide x 97mm deep

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Ursula Urchin   Wall-hung, hand-built figurative ceramic sculpture, fired, with assemblage (sharpened, up cycled bicycle spokes), cold finishes and varnishes.

300mm high x 160mm wide x 140mm deep

These four pieces are the beginning of an open series titled ‘Seagals.’ The faces are approximately life-sized. Each piece features a different “sea-creature” (sculpted, natural, or assembled from up-cycled materials) — why a sea creature? Because our seas need our attention and protection! Inspiration for the look and feel of these is drawn from the “bathing beauties” of the 1920s, with colouration reflecting the work of portrait illustrators of that time (e.g. Władysław T. Benda).

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Known Unknowns

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6 March 2019

Known Unknowns    Hand-built figurative ceramic sculpture, fired; with cold finishes and varnishes; assemblage with pieces of carved deer antler (the walrus tusks); on stained wooden base.

480mm high x 290mm diameter

This intentionally ironic piece mixes Neoclassical styling with an environmental message regarding the precariousness of global oceanic warming and “at-risk” species — mermaids and walruses. Conventional cautions apply: “Never look a mermaid in the eyes.”


Fabrica

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1 March 2019

Fabrica   Hand-built figurative ceramic sculpture, stained and fired; assemblage with antique sewing machine flywheel, industrial wooden spindles, and metal buttons; cold finishes and varnishes. (A selection of miscellaneous buttons is provided for optional display purposes).

820mm high x 560mm wide x 270mm depth/diameter

Fabrica is from the Latin fabricare “to make, construct, fashion, build,” with reference to a feminine noun suggesting “art, craft.” This sculpture is my homage to the many women (and men) I have known who love sewing and who have created fashionable as well as functional clothing for themselves and those they love.


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