DETAIL: Architectural Residue(s): Cathedral
       
     
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Exhibition Statement
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Folding Forms
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Buttress and Bend
       
     
Weathering
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Hood
       
     
DETAIL: Hood
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Shadow
       
     
Architectural ResiduE(s): Shadow
       
     
DETAIL: Architectural Residue(s): Cathedral
       
     
DETAIL: Architectural Residue(s): Cathedral

Black clay with glaze, 3 pieces: each approximately 6 x 6 x 8 inches

Architectural Residue(s): Cathedral
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Cathedral

Black clay with glaze, 3 pieces: each approximately 6 x 6 x 8 inches

Exhibition Statement
       
     
Exhibition Statement

I am a painter whose work investigates patterns and geometric relationships found in architecture.  I am currently interested in Romanesque Architecture.  Before arriving at AIR Vallauris, I traveled to see Romanesque, Medieval and Early Gothic structures in Toulouse, Albi, Conques, Nimes and Avignon.

Upon arriving in Vallauris, I was inspired by the rich ceramic history of the region.  This history and the facilities of AIR Vallauris allowed me to expand my practice. I was able to explore the materials of porcelain, ceramics and glazes for the first time.

The work presented in the gallery abstracts from impressions of Romanesque architecture.  Romanesque structures are heavy masonry buildings which seem to bend and move in their groin vaulted ceilings and arches.  The interiors are dark, forest-like cavities, lined with rows of columns and dramatically lite by small windows.  The light activates the stone surfaces creating rich, subtle banding and texture.

These qualities: solidity--movement, mass--cavity, inside--outside, light--shadow and textures--patterns have come together in a series of intimate structures and surfaces. Unlike the grand scale of the buildings that inspired them, these works are intentionally small.  They are meant as personal objects that you can take away from an experience like travel.  They are intersections of France’s architectural past with the historic materials and place of Vallauris in a contemporary memoir. They mark my journey through the rich terrain of Southern France and Vallauris.

Architectural Residue(s): Folding Forms
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Folding Forms

Porcelain, 3 pieces: each approximately 3 x 3 x 6 inches

Architectural Residue(s): Buttress and Bend
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Buttress and Bend

Black clay with glaze, approximately 3 x 3 x 5 inches

Weathering
       
     
Weathering

Porcelain with glaze, 3 x 5 inches

Architectural Residue(s): Hood
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Hood

Black clay with glaze, 15 x 15 x 18 inches

DETAIL: Hood
       
     
DETAIL: Hood
Architectural Residue(s): Shadow
       
     
Architectural Residue(s): Shadow

Black clay with glaze, approximately 3 x 5 x 5 inches

Architectural ResiduE(s): Shadow
       
     
Architectural ResiduE(s): Shadow

Black clay with glaze, approximately 3 x 5 x 5 inches