ATTEMPTED DESOLATION OF CREATION VASE
Hand made from porcelain clay. 10" X 7" W Shaped on the potter's wheel before carefully sculpting the original design. The artist, Gail Lundgren, sprays the glazes onto the artwork before kiln firing to 2200 degrees. Signed by the artist.
This shape I refer to as an open vase. I have a companion bowl to accompany it. Click here to see the BOWL. I threw this on the potter's wheel with porcelain clay. When I began to sculpt it, I was into bricks. Bricks on a vase seemed so unlikely. I wanted to show deterioration of the bricks and what was being covered by the bricks, geometric shapes appeared as if part of the sky and the star structuring. But, as I began to get a better picture of bricks falling not being built up I needed a way to show it was a deterioration, not a covering up. I added plaster to let the audience know this was covering bricks that were covering the beauty of nature. What it all means I leave to the beholder.