This seedpod combines the vastly different yet symbiotic states of seeds: one of the wrapped, protective surface of the firm, dry pod along with the bright and vulnerable new growth that emerges from within.
*Emergence won an award of Honorable Mention through the Edmonds Art Festival, Fine Art, Sculpture division.
As I create these succulent plant forms in clay I begin with a slab of clay to be formed, I then arrange root, vine or seed formations of the plant allowing it to develop organically as i shape it into a seemingly growing, fertile figure. I form the pods, working toward the heart of the plant, instinctually feeling my way toward the seeds, then revealing the budding form I envision there, and finally, the plant blossoms with rich vibrant, alluring color. Seed Pod Sculptures look especially beautiful in groups of two or three.
I have been working with clay and expressing myself through clay throughout my life. I am obsessed with detail, and focus on describing it in both the form and surface texture of my clay work.
I balance my work between sculpted and wheel thrown forms, often enjoying the challenges of combining the vastly different techniques. It is my joy in life to express my wonder of the world in clay.
Other details about Emergence:
Sculpted from porcelain clay, cold finished.
Wired on the back and designed to hang on the wall with a nail or picture hook. Can also be set on table surface for display.
Measures 20" x 6" x 6"