One Nest : Earthworks: Pairing 2: Vicki Gunter Mother Nature, Canary & Elephant Series
Ceramic (clay, wood, underglaze, stains, glaze, art wax, ice cubes), 19 x 17 x 12 inches, 2017. Subtly kinetic, the ice melts as tears onto earth held in her arms.
Mother Nature, depicted as African, represents our common origins. Her hair is entwined with African flowers & fish, prehistoric gingko leaves, stars, seaweed & a yellow cautionary canary. Earth, in Mother Nature’s arms — the Sanctuary for all known life. Subtly kinetic, tears fall from her eyes to earth, as ice slowly melts.