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 “Small Works XI” exhibit took place in the Webster Groves Public Library from April 1 through April 30, 2019.
The Call for Entry
Small Works exhibitions are juried art shows featuring 25-30 pieces art by St. Louis-area artists. Each piece must be no larger than 16×20 inches including framing and can be created using any two-dimensional medium. Started in 2016, Small Works hosts two to four shows per year, each on display for one month at the Webster Groves Public Library Gallery.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
My piece was the only ceramic art in this exhibit. The Sratfish Dreaming pieces were inspired by the practice of “dreaming” in the Aboriginal culture. The topic of dreaming was considered sacred, and after drawing it out on the ground, the image of the sacred was obscured by poking it repeatedly with a stick. The sacred organism here is the starfish; the obscuring agent is the glass sheet witht he dense blue cracks.
Previously I wrote a post about the construction of Starfish Dreaming wall pieces; attached below: