Ceramic Log Installation, UC Berkeley Worth Ryder Gallery, 1980
Ceramic Log Installation, UC Berkeley Worth Ryder Gallery, 1980

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Small Pyramids- 80 ceramic forms, Mills College, 1980
Small Pyramids- 80 ceramic forms, Mills College, 1980

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Vulnerability- Eggshells, slate, plaster on paper, mixed media, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, 22'w x 2'd, 1993

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Ceramic Log Installation, UC Berkeley Worth Ryder Gallery, 1980
Ceramic Log Installation, UC Berkeley Worth Ryder Gallery, 1980

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MULTIPLES

Ceramics has always been a medium of repeated multiples, and these installations all use 'repetition with variation.’ Many of the forms also reflect textures and formations in the landscape. As a newcomer to California in the 1970's, I was inspired by the layers of earth I saw in coastal cliffs and mountain formations. The origin of clay as part of the earth made it both literally and figuratively a medium I used to reference formation. These sets of ceramic multiples were installed many times in different settings and contexts. Sometimes they were in 'marching' formation over hills or across a gallery; other times they created enclosures and quiet spaces.