Handcrafted ceramic sculpture by clay artist Beth j. Tarkington. All pieces are handbuilt of eathenware clay. Surface treatments include terra sigillata, slips, stains, underglazes and glaze. Pieces are multiple fired two to three times.
"All These Have Voices" features new work from Exhibiting Artists Wendy Allen in Fiber and Beth j. Tarkington in Clay. The exhibition is open October 7th-29th.
Measures 18"H x 10"W. 7.5"base
"The Universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightning and stars and plants, flowers, birds, animals, trees-all these have voices and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related" ~Thomas Berry.
This body of work began with the "tree" sculptures. I had visited Mexico in 2018 and was inspired by the colors and patterns of local art. Tying this inspiration to my love of all things Nature-the work began. Wendy Allen found this quote and we chose part of it for our show titles. The work was about honoring the well-being of nature. And then Covid hit. So Whilte I still do honor our connections to Nature as her stewards, my thoughts and work turned to finding Joy and repsite in the natural world. The final words of this Thomas Barry quote: "...a community of existence that is profoundly related." is where I think my work sits now. We can find our voice by listening to Nature's.
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