Australian stoneware + black charcoal
75cm H x 45cm W x 31cm D
This piece was created for the Landskein exhibition by Kerryn Levy and Theresa Hunt in September 2020.
Kerryn says of her collection: ‘Sleeping in the Forest’ is my love letter to the landscape devastated by last Summer’s bushfires. This body of work consists of a collection of sculptural vessels constructed slowly, coil by coil, patterns forming naturally on the surface of the clay, created by finger marks and traces of the making process. These objects have an inherent connection to the human body that formed them and the landscape whence they came.
For this collection I limited my use of colour to black, white and green to represent the charred landscape, its ghostly remains and the new growth now determinedly and beautifully emerging. I took the opportunity to explore larger, more complex and sinuous forms that weave through and around one another, the largest of these and the collection named after Mary Oliver titles, as an ode to my favourite nature writer. Among the charcoal black figures I used slivers of gold leaf to highlight the beauty of this scarred but enduring landscape.’
Signed + stamped on base.