Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA. If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page. There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.
The “Dreamscape” exhibit was open from November 1 through November 20, 2018.
This is the entrance to the Maves Art Center.
These are the photos from the opening night. The food table is in the picture on the left.
These three pictures are showing the exhibit space, and the art pieces.
The Call for Entry
This juried show “invites all artists of all mediums to create using the inspiration of dreams. Al mediums, styles and visions are encouraged. Imagination is limitless.”
The Ceramic Art Pieces
The face fragments are bronze casts off of Martha’s face. In the center there is a ceramic form, and the color of this ceramic form matched the bronze ver nicely.
This is the first in the series of my pieces that use the technique of a simple clay sheet that is dimpled while still wet. The resulting ridges around the depression are colored to form a shape. The “dreaming” here refers to the Aborigine dreaming ritual where the sacred topic of the dream is made invisible after the dream was drawn. The dimples are the tools of making this sacred life form invisible.
There heave been many iterations on the Starfis Dreaming theme, and here I used India ink to highlight the cracks in the white glass. The blue ocean is the dream oft he starfish as they want to leave the yellow sand. The “dreaming” here refers to the Aborigine dreaming ritual where the sacred topic of the dream is made invisible after the dream was drawn. The crackled glass is the way these sacred life forms are made invisible.