I'm continuing to produce new work under the theme of dementia. The boat represents a life's passage, and I plan to incorporate it in a few of my pieces in this series. In this piece, questions from a person with dementia to her doctor are inscribed in her words on the canoe:
The blanket behind her holds what are important to her. They are "family, friends, smile, reaching out, and compassion." The finished piece will be placed on a bronze-colored acrylic sheet. Hopefully it will give an illusion of still water.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I have started to make new pieces for a joint exhibit with Kit Watson. The theme will be dementia, aging, death, and beyond. This figure was supposed to be on a boat, but I miscalculated the size, and it became too big for it. This is my solution. The thumb and the little finger will be re-attached after firings.
Unresolved issues often continue to haunt people with memory loss. They may have forgotten so many things, but sadness or anger aroused from the bitter experience lingers. Sometimes, the person concerned has been long gone, and the reconciliation is no longer possible. The figure reflects such unfading sorrow. After firings I intend to paint a silhouette of angle on the back.
My piece is included in the sculpture collection of 2022 iCAN Calendar. I am not sure how this topless piece will be accepted by pottery enthusiasts, but that will be an iCAN's headache. The call was open internationally. I want to celebrate this as my first small step going outside of this region as an artist.
The calendar is currently for sale in the following link: https://mycan.ceramicartsnetwork.org/s/shop
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