Thursday, January 12, 2012

Erosion and Flow

Continuing the conversation between art and natural process. A sort of variant of flow is erosion. Wind and water flow around a surface. Particles of the surface are carried along with their flow or forced into the flow of gravity. 

How cool would it be to make unfired ceramic sculptures and watch them disintegrate due to erosion? The natural process of erosion in nature provides so many beautiful shapes, full of randomness yet highly patterned.

 Death Valley Colors 

Death Valley Path 


This is the Valley of Fire 

Ceramic Abstract

Hopefully this year I’ll have a chance to do some unfired outdoor sculpture and document the effects of weather on the green clay. I have a feeling I’ll be in for a few surprises because in nature, clay is more resistant to the elements than other soils.

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