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Two months ago, we started a group project. We started with two words: void and fragments.
We drew straws, and two people took on the first part.
Denise had the word void. With that in mind, she crocheted a loosely woven piece of blue wool into a circular shape, emphasizing the negative spaces between the wool.
David, aka Prickly Potter took on the word fragments, and conceptualized a totem pole made of abandoned pieces of pottery, to be smashed by art salon members at the next meeting.
Then the fun started. We took the projects, and passed them on to another member, to carry on the theme.
Ann of Golem Designs took on Denise's crocheted piece and translated it into a set of three large ceramic hollow discs, one of white clay, one of grey clay, one of red clay. The white clay piece was shattered in pieces, the grey cut neatly in half, and the red one remained intact.I felt that it reversed, or echoed, the sense of void, in that either you could see that which was whole, disintegrating, or that it became whole. Interesting take. The piece has now gone to another member!
Davis's fragments had passed on to me, so I took his ceramic pieces and recombined them into small sculptural pieces. I then transferred sentence fragments onto parts of the sculptures. These sentence fragments were created to have an element of mystery, and to be open ended. Here are a few of these critters....