The Psychological Self-Portrait Exhibit at Florida State's Museum of Fine Arts opens Friday June 10th 7-9 pm and is up until July 8th. We artists will give gallery tours and talks 7-9 pm July 5th. I entered my large stoneware bottle with my poem-painting "The Story that is Me". I'll include a couple of greenware photos (top) since they are easier to see without the glare of the glaze.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
I donated a lotus painting "Something Beautiful comes from the Mud" for Artopia [ http://bigbendcares.org/artopia11 ] from a hike & sketch trip with Jeff Zenick; my black and white trees are from our outing May 29, my first hike since I could walk again.
Here are some of my finished stoneware Aniwah. See this blog's archives ["Aniwah Workshop"] for a step-by-step on how I made the little 12 inch fish (at the top) in recent clay classes I taught at TSC and FAMU. The big (24 to 36 inch) Aniwahs stand vertically like the Japanese funerary sculptures ("Haniwah") that inspired these commentators on loss of species. "Aniwah" is just a punny nickname I came up with to suggest "Animal-Haniwa" and add some comic relief.