This is the second of three similar works in this series. In all of these pieces, bird-like shapes repeat in a pattern following the form of the vessel. In this second work, two diagonal swaths emerge from the vessel wall, with the bird shapes separating from the wall, almost leaving its grasp. Then the birds go back into the wall, continuing their flight “to the inside”. It is a “bio-geometry” of three-dimensional tessellations that leads the eye back to the inside of the vessel. The lower section of the composition suggests the source from which the birds fly, in this case water. The two sections are displayed on a platform of variegated sedimentary rock.
While this piece has two diagonal swaths emerging from the wall of the vessel in a helix-like juxtaposition around the vessel form, the first in this series has one swath. The third in the series has three swaths around the form. Each piece has a different lower section, abstractly suggesting natural environments from which the birds might fly. They all have stone bases.
These pieces are all evocations of the place where the material world becomes the platform from which the transformation of the spirit begins.
By the way, the top section is the piece that was shown in progress in the film at the bottom of the Artist’s Statement page.
28″ x 14″
Glazed Stoneware on Stone Base
Available at the Gorelick Gallery, CPCC Harris Conference Center, Charlotte, NC