— A trompe l'oeil ceramic trophy, carnival prize mounted upside-down, gravity pulling faded fabric skin over a boneless carcass oozing stuffing, the sad matte black pleading eyes of "My Bare Skin" screams road kill; a toy lost, used up, tossed away and covered in skid marks. The 5’ long piece “My Bare Skin”, started with large slabs of clay rolled out, then tossed, at an angle, onto a board to flatten them. Then they were textured and folded like fabric forming the empty she
Gina M and Kristine Augustyn 108 x 96 x 24 in Assemblage, found objects 2017 "Melancholy Waters Lie" illustrates the wistful, nostalgic relationship with our past, highlighting what we remember, or what we choose to remember, and charts a course to new, yet unknown shores. Gina and Kristine transformed found objects into a whimsical oversized toy boat with sails unfurled. A crescent moon wrapped in tissue, a rusty wagon, found nautical objects, and acrylic paint on paper morp
This is an assemblage mixed media sculpture consisting of ceramic, wood and found objects. He is an adult size hobby horse with a broken back and the rubber coming off his wheels. The piece came from a place of broken promises, and a quote I read, "Nobody has ever broken your heart. They broke your expectations." Here are a few photos of the head in progress just before the last firing at cone 10. #sculpture #ceramics #clay #toys #horse #wheel
The finished project, "Remember Me". 36"x36"x36" ceramic, oil paint, foam My current themes of loss, memories and aging come into play with this large, multiple part undertaking. This is a 4 foot tall, old sagging elephant beanbag chair, forgotten and shoved into a corner, carefully preserving the indentation of the last person to sit there. I am sure this piece is influenced by the abstract pieces I viewed on field trips to museums as a child; Art sitting in the middle or co
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman and I are working on a joint project for submission to LAAA's group show in May. LAAA matched us up somehow and I think did a great job. If they threw our names in a hat, the hat knew what it was doing. If not, then thank you LAAA. You are a great match maker. After a few emails, exchanging contact info and researching each others website, (http://www.sullivanbeeman.com/about.html) we agreed to meet. The brainstorming went on for only a short time. I'
A work in progress. Unfired clay ceramic sculpture for the series 'Lost Not Forgotten', titled 'No Support'. So far you are looking at about 5 hours of work, off and on. This will have to dry out before it's fired then glazed and fired again. Should be done in a few weeks and I will post the after. UPDATE: 1-20-2015 Details of the back I altered for emphasis before the first kiln fire. #bears #ginam #sculpture #clay #ceramics