These pieces are a response to my relationship with historic ceramics and encountering them through 2-D print materials. The process of flattening 3-D ceramic work becomes a symbol, an artificial facade of the original. I am interested in how these iconic silhouettes are recognizable of history yet these narratives are still relevant today. I have reinterpreted the ancient Greek paintings by borrowing similar thematic narratives such as battles, gaming, and wine rituals. The snake is the main character for it’s symbolism within mythology, being both familiar and exotic, inherently intelligent, and it’s ability to regenerate.
PHOTOS BY WES MAGYAR
Images by Wes Magyar