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Terracotta Heads

07Sep14

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On the subway to and from my sculpture space, walking on the street, sitting in a crowd,  I mostly notice people's heads. What a thing the human head is.  Everyone has a forehead, two eyes, a nose coming down with cheeks either side, and a chin below, two ears, a neck.  We are all the same and yet so different from each other. 

Each of these heads is made with a palm-full or handful of clay. They are small because the level of detail is about as much as I can take in when looking at a stranger from a bit of a distance. But these are not based on specific people I've seen; rather they emerge as I work on them. When I see that an identity has emerged, then I leave it alone and move on to the next.  Some form groups, some stand alone, kind of like people.

Three of these heads, Hilda, Clarice and John, are in a juried show at BWAC in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY September 17 - October 26, 2014.

Opening reception: Saturday September 27, 2-6pm

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Art in Clay II: Figuratively Speaking, juried by Lilly Wei

499 Van Brunt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231