One Nest : Earthworks: Pairing 7: Vicki Gunter: Wild Iris …In Everything Series
Wild Iris …In Everything Series
Ceramic (clay, underglaze, stains, beeswax), 13 x 17 x 15 inches, 2020
While hiking in East Bay Regional Parks the pizazz of this native Iris captured me and caused a departure from my usual color palette. I also departed from my usual slab built technique to working solid, hollowing out and reassembling. This allowed me to push the clay into the arc of leaves and meeting of earth and sky. Seven times its natural size in clay, it is also inscribed with several DNA helixes.