Archive for COC2017 – Page 2

Judy Nelson-Moore #2

Title:  Light and Shadow

Size: 14″h x 18″w x 14″d 

Light and Shadow:  This is an edge piece…feeling the edges of both light and shadow…where the edges of myself meet the world.

Price:  $700

Statement:  I am working with the concept and visual aspects of edges:  Edges of mountains where they meet the sky.  Edges of my body as it moves against the air.  Edges of my abilities.  Edges of what I want versus what other people impose on us.  Edges of our memories and hopes.  Edges where light and shadow meet, but the edge itself is nothing, neither light nor shadow. 

More about my work:  www.judynelsonmoore.com

Judy Nelson-Moore

Judy Nelson-Moore #1

Title: Too Much Carbohydrate Will Kill You  

Size:  18″h x 14.5″w x 16″d

Light and Shadow:  In concept, the light is sugar or empty carbohydrates, deserts, fun, party, comfort food. The dark is what happens to a diabetic who has too much light: breakdown of tissues, illness, death. The texture of this piece comes from literally too much carbohydrate (rice and pasta) in the clay, causing it to collapse. 

Price:  $800

Statement:   I am dealing with the concept and visual elements of edges:  Edges of mountains where they meet the sky.  Edges of my body as it moves against the air.  Edges of my abilities.  Edges of what I want versus what other people impose on us.  Edges of memories and hopes.  Edges where light and shadow meet, but the edge itself is nothing, neither light nor shadow.  

This piece contains clay that was fired with an excess of pasta and rice, intended as texture for a closed form, but the carbohydrates burned out and made the clay so weak it collapsed.  Since I am a diabetic, this seemed to be a message about pushing the edges of this disease!  I added skulls made in a sugar-skull mold, unfired clay additions, and a saggar fired “altar” base.  A bowl of clay shards simulates a serving bowl of carbohydrate. 

More about my work:  www.judynelsonmoore.com

Judy Nelson-Moore, Too Much Carbohydrates will Kill You

Tamara Cameron

Title:  Spliced

Size:  9″h x 10″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  A representation of the psychological aspect of light and shadow. Taking the dark layers of our psyche, bringing them to the light and pulling together our best self. 

Price:  $400

Statement:  Tamara Cameron’s ceramic sculpture begins with the female torso.  Each piece is hand coiled and built individually.  Three individual torsos are created and cut into sections.  The sections are mixed up and reassembled to create three separate sculptures.  Each finished sculpture contains parts from each of the others representing how over time we exchange pieces of ourselves within relationships and in return become a part of each other.

More about my work:  tamaracameron.com

Tamara Cameron, Spliced