Primal Scream

Primal Scream

Red earthenware, underglazes, glaze, acrylics

Dimensions:         37” x 18” x 13”

This is the first piece I created in 2017 after the installation of 45th. It is a visual representation of one reaction to that event where I felt words are just utterly inadequate to express a deep concern for the direction this ship called “America” is being steered into.

The idea of strength has many interpretations, physical, mental, emotional, and there has always been the polarity of male vs. female strength. Actions stemming from strength have varying consequences depending on what interpretation of strength we choose to act from.  Strength is never merely power it is so much more. Strength is about balance, about the ying and the yang, not about subjugation, not about demeaning others so that “we” can feel stronger. And this is what this piece is all about.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Earthenware, plywood, acrylics

Dimensions:         13 ½” x 31” x 8”

I have grown tired of words, blaring at us from pages, virtual and otherwise, being perpetually re-interpreted as to what they “really mean”, being misemployed to the point that we can not understand one another anymore because the same word means very different things to different people.

The physical wall promising to keep “them” out has not yet been built, but the wall of words is firmly entrenched in our daily discourse. Do you ever reflect on what image your mind creates when you hear “they” or “us”? Is one or the other of greater importance to you? Where do you fit in when “I” is made to choose sides? What do the “big, beautiful” words really mean that have been drilled into you since the day you were born all red, white and blue?

The Money Pooper (a.k.a. Der Dukatenscheisser)

The Money Pooper (a.k.a. Der Dukatenscheisser)

white earthenware, underglaze, weathered steel, gilded pennies

Dimension: 19" x 16" x71/2"

The rather crude German colloquial expression "Dukatenscheisser" is used to describe a self-centered, obviously filthy rich blowhard, lacking any empathy for those different than he.

Here is my Americanized version of the money pooper, with his tiny hands, and yellow cat atop his head where his hair should be.

(Sold)

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"On the road to eternity"

"On the road to eternity"

approx. 12''x24'12''

This is a small installation piece on a travertine tile. The individual pieces are red earthenware, glazed on the inside.

"Ship of Fools"

"Ship of Fools"

Earthenware, slips and underglazes, fired

"Ship of Fools"

"Ship of Fools"

approx. 20"w x 17"h x 5"d

earthenware, colored slips, underglazes

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"The Three Graces" (rear view)

"The Three Graces" (rear view)

White earthenware with slip and underglaze

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The Three Graces

The Three Graces

White earthenware, colored slip and underglazes.

Can be sold individually or as a group.

 

"Sibling I"

"Sibling I"

earthenware, slips, underglazes

approx. 15"h x 5"d x 7"w

"Sibling II"

"Sibling II"

earthenware, colored slips, underglazes

approx. 15"h x 6"d x 8"w

"Sibling III"

"Sibling III"

earthenware, colored slips, underglazes

approx. 15"h x 5"d x 5"w

"Pagan I"

"Pagan I"

earthenware, colored slips, underglazes. wax

approx. 19"h x 6"d x 6"w

"Pagan II"

"Pagan II"

earthenware, colored slips, underglazes, wax

approx. 16"h x 6"d x 6"w

"Pagan II" (rear view)

"Pagan II" (rear view)

"Pagan III"

"Pagan III"

earthenware, colored slips, underglazes, wax

approx. 15"h x 5"d x 5"w

"Pagan III" (rear view)

"Pagan III" (rear view)

"Our hero" (or "you can be anything you want to be")

"Our hero" (or "you can be anything you want to be")

Inspired by the idea that in our world people aspire to be regarded as a hero of sorts, or at least to gain notoriety by any means.

Red earthenware with slips, underglaze and glazes

Sweet as pie

Sweet as pie

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Do as I say

Do as I say

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Fox in the hen house

Fox in the hen house

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Superstition

Superstition

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Wolf in sheep's clothing

Wolf in sheep's clothing

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All you need is love

All you need is love

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Stylin'

Stylin'

Individually handbuilt lowfire red clay. Decorated with slip and underglaze, clear glaze fired.

Apprx. 10"x6"x1 1/2"

Punkster

Punkster

Individually handbuilt lowfire red clay. Decorated with slip and underglaze, clear glaze fired.

Apprx. 10"x6"x1 1/2"

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Going to catch a show

Going to catch a show

Andy

Andy

Frida

Frida

Sal

Sal

Miro

Miro

Vince

Vince

Georgia

Georgia

Pablo

Pablo

Henri

Henri

Welcome to Bavaria

Welcome to Bavaria

Each piece approximately 33" tall x10" x6"

Red earthenware, slab built, decorated with slip and underglaze, partially glazed.

Got Lederhosen?

Got Lederhosen?

Approximately 33" tall x 15" x7"

Lowfire red earthenware, slip and underglaze decorated

I'll see you in Munich

I'll see you in Munich

Approximately 33" tall x10" x6"

Red earthenware, slab built, decorated with slip and underglaze, partially glazed.

Our hero

Our hero

Approximately 30" tall x15" x7 1/2"

Lowfire red earthenware, built from slabs and decorated with colored slips. The stem of the spear is wood.

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The mod couple

The mod couple

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Too cool for you

Too cool for you

SOLD

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Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

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Ready for Mardi Gras

Ready for Mardi Gras

 SOLD

SOLD

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Theater anyone?

Theater anyone?

SOLD (to a loving home)

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Here, Jack!

Here, Jack!

SOLD

The art critics

The art critics

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Punk pair

Punk pair

Reduction fired to Cone 10; stone ware with black slip

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Simon says...

Simon says...

Et tu?

Et tu?

Innocense

Innocense

SOLD

Lady luck

Lady luck

Clay, colored wax, acrylics

Mus maximus

Mus maximus

My familiar

My familiar

Good dog

Good dog

side view

Good dog

Good dog

front view

Bad dog

Bad dog

Fidelity

Fidelity

SOLD

Fidelity

Fidelity

detail

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Distraction

Distraction

The honey eater

The honey eater

Florida summertime blues (front view)

Florida summertime blues (front view)

Lowfire red earthenware decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

Florida summertime blues (2015)

Florida summertime blues (2015)

Lowfire red earthenware decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

Intimate relationships (front view)

Intimate relationships (front view)

Lowfire red earthenware decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

Intimate relationships (2015)

Intimate relationships (2015)

Lowfire red earthenware decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

That which binds us (front view)

That which binds us (front view)

Lowfire red earthenware decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

That which binds us (2015)

That which binds us (2015)

Lowfire red earthenware decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

Serenade in blue and red (front view)

Serenade in blue and red (front view)

Lowfire red earthenware, slab built, decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

Serenade in blue and red (2015)

Serenade in blue and red (2015)

Lowfire red earthenware, slab built, decorated with colored slips and underglazes.

Approximately 28" tall by 7" x5"

Arrival

Arrival

SOLD

Exile

Exile

back view

Exile

Exile

Front view

Id emerged

Id emerged

SOLD

On the edge

On the edge

SOLD

Spoils

Spoils

In transit

In transit

SOLD

Runnig out of time

Runnig out of time

Slab built stoneware, glazed, reduction fired

SOLD

Whatever, man

Whatever, man

clay, acrylics, colored wax

SOLD

topsy-turvy

topsy-turvy

clay, acrylics, cotton cord

Does this make me look fat?

Does this make me look fat?

Clay, colored wax, acrylics

mini-Wade

mini-Wade

clay, acrylics,

view one

SOLD

mini-Wade

mini-Wade

view two

mini-Wade

mini-Wade

view three

Too sexy for my shirt

Too sexy for my shirt

clay, acrylics, wire

SOLD
 

Soul mates

Soul mates

clay, acrylics

Saudades to profundo mar azul (Longing for the deep blue sea)

Saudades to profundo mar azul (Longing for the deep blue sea)

Clay, acrylics, colored wax

Saudades do profundo mar azul

Saudades do profundo mar azul

back view

She was just a littlebit funny

She was just a littlebit funny

clay, acrylics

Waiting for the bus

Waiting for the bus

clay, glazes, reduction fired

No strings attached

No strings attached

SOLD

Man in overalls

Man in overalls

Glazed stoneware, reduction fired