Friday, May 20, 2011

"Manifest Destiny"

Manifest Destiny is the title of this work in progress. There are 50 ceramic skull masks that will be juxtaposed with a single mask separated from the grouping. Each will be high fired to cone 10-12 and glazed using various shino recipes I've been experimenting with. I plan to use these different glazes to create individualized tribal pattering on the masks in the grouping. The single mask juxtaposed to the group will also be glazed with shino but will mimic an American flag. My goal is to create a stark visual icon that imparts both individual humanity and the conceptual foundations of Manifest Destiny. My intent is not to define duality or to critique it but to challenge on an instinctive level the conceptual cause and effect of predestination.
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