This work, although very different from my more typical earthenware work, continues my series of tondos, , or round relief, found in Italian Renaissance architecture , with vessels as relief. Occasionally, I take the vessel forms off the tondo and place them in various installations. Ideas about relationships, with their similarities and differences, influence me as I group them. Recently, I am using tiles as a surface for these forms as well. All this is in an effort to engage the viewer in the visual shifts and relationships.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
White Tondo Series
This series incorporates a magnolia leaf made into a mold, slip cast, thrown plates, digital decals. The plates are about 15 " in diameter.
I use the decals in a collage-like fashion, cutting and “pasting” them to fit the areas and concept I am interested in. The shift from two-dimensional to three-dimensional as well as from negative and positive space, becomes critical to the composition.