|Full of Wonder 2006|
Recently, I have returned to a shape that has shown up in my work over the last 9 years... the bowl, or vessel. The shape itself harks back to my early love of being in Gram's kitchen, her yellow ware bowl in front of me as she taught me how to make a cake batter using only a cracked tea cup for a measure. Her influence extended to other vessels as well. She collected baskets, and that seed planted itself firmly in my creative development, because in the 80's I made hundreds of my own dyed reed designs.
Recently, I've decided to look more deeply at the bowls in my past work. Initial pieces investigated the open quality of a mixing bowl, a bowl that one could imagine holding gathered goodness.
|More or Less 2007|
In 2014 I returned to cup like forms, invitations to sit down and receive tea and conversation.
This year my bowls are back as free and spirited vessels. Sometimes, the volume of the bowl, comingling energy with the ground of the painting.
I am excited to reinvestigate this metaphorical container, examining what attracts me and playing with it on many colorful adventures.