Friday, February 18, 2011

Christina Bothwell . . .

cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paints, wood
24″ x 15″ x 11″

cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paints, wood
60″ x 33″ x 21″

Past Lives
cast aluminum, ceramics, oil paints, window glass
34″ x 20″ x 12″

Everything Hidden is Revealed
cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paints, wood
47 x 18 x 10

"In my work I am drawn to the processes of birth, death, and renewal. What lies below the surface fascinates me and I try to capture the qualities of the "unseen" that express the sense of wonder that I feel in my daily existence. I am attracted to glass because it can do everything that other sculptural media can; in addition, it offers an inner space and transmits light.

My subject matter includes babies, animals, and children as they embody the essence of vulnerability that is the underlying theme in my work. Currently I am exploring metamorphosis as a topic, and have been incorporating figures within figures in my pieces. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass. 

I think of these pieces as souls, each being pregnant with their own potential, giving birth to new, improved versions of themselves."

via ~ daily art muse ~

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