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The 2021 Summer Pop Up Art show took place on the weekend of July 4, 2021 in Piety’s Art Gallery in Greenville, IL
This is the entryway to Piety’s Art Gallery.
This is the gallery set up for the show.
The Call for Entry
This was juried exhibit without a specific theme, because the Greenville Artist Guild wanted a summer pp-up show timed for the celebration of July 4th by the town of Greenville, IL.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
This “Ancient Shark” piece is one I made without the glass sheet melted on top. I wanted to show the flowing motion of water around the shark. All pieces in this theme are made of clay ropes twisting as if they follow the movement of both the ocean water and the shark. In other words, the shark becomes one with the ocean.
This sculpture is folded from a single sheet of clay. The glazing create a camouflage that I would expect from a kami, a spirit. This is a new artistic effort, and needs lots of refinement.
The Deep Sea Scroll series invites meditation about the words of Christianity that have escaped our attention, just as the words of Christianity came to light after the discover of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Oceanated Pliers piece is a real pliers covereed in encrustation from the ocean that is the response from Nature to a man-made object. Both these pieces use the “encrustation” which is crushed bisque mixed with matt glaze.