May 26 – June 11 ~ Wall Works: new ceramic work by Jean Smith


May 26 – June 11 ~ Wall Works: new ceramic work by Jean Smith

Opening Reception: Friday, May 26, 5 – 10 PM

First Friday Jewelry Trunk Show Weekend: Friday, June 2, 5 – 10 PM, Sat/Sun 12 – 5 PM

Closing Friday Reception: Friday, June 9, 5 – 10 PM

Hours: Fri 5 – 10 PM, Sat 12 – 6 PM, Sun 12 – 6 PM

This series of 3-D ceramic shapes, positioned on the wall in groups, is a continuation of my exploration of creating larger pieces of artwork using multiples of smaller pieces. It has evolved through placing multiple pieces together on the floor or pedestal, to stacking multiple pieces on a metal rod, positioned on the floor; to stacking multiple pieces on a plastic coated wire and suspended from the ceiling. Through this exercise, the pieces have changed from shapes found in nature to abstract shapes. The goal has been to create a larger piece of work using multiple pieces, than would be possible as a singular piece. In some respects, the process is like stringing beads. Each mutation changes in color as well as position.