Immersion: Underwater Raku
If you're signed up to my newsletter then you know I had my first solo show this month.
Because we're all staying indoors a little more, I decided that bringing the show online was the best way to brighten your days and bring a little more art into your sight!
The Immersion show came to life after I spent time thinking about my childhood, my continued love of water and my fascination with nature.
I feel most at home in water. I spent hours of my childhood playing by the river with a mask and a snorkel, laying on the dock watching perch, rock bass, and sunfish dart from under the crib boards. It was fascinating watching them investigate anything falling through the water in hopes that it could be a meal.
Using this theme of fish, seaweed and river rocks, I developed this raku collection.
The sculpted fish show off the raku glazes and, in turn, the glazes capture that shimmering magic of underwater worlds and life.
With display assistant from artist Laurie Sponagle, the exhibition was pulled together. In fact, there would have been no floating fish if it weren't for Laurie's input.
A magical aquarium vignette allowed for a richer experience of the raku work - where river rocks turn into lily pads, and the fish dart amongst the seaweed.
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