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Weekend Rewind

Chad Curtis: See, my fellow ceramic artists, we can do mixed media sculpture.

Esther Shimazu Workshop: Learned a little, made some fun things, took notes to share.

Off Subject: Eno Henze: Gigantic mathematical drawings. Incredible.

Brendan Lee Satish Tang: So fresh and so clean, clean. I wish I had thought of something like this.

Okay folks, enjoy your weekend. Don't forget to comment if you have something to say. There's no comment too small nor any too big. I'm going to be continuing on my non-ceramic studies and enjoying a couple parties this weekend. Woo hoo!


Julie said...

I love the pot with the snakes (I think) wrapped around it also. Just a nice design.

Jesse Lu said...

I love Tangs work also. What you are seeing as 'snakes' is Tang's sculptural interpretation of manga, a Japanese er... illustrative art form dating back to the late 19th century. Tang's pots are actually hybrid vessels, part manga and part traditional Ming dynasty. The conversation Tang engages in with his art is one about history, imperialism, and globalization.

From his website:

Manga Ormolu enters the dialogue on contemporary culture, technology, and globalization through a fabricated relationship between ceramic tradition (using the form of Chinese Ming dynasty vessels) and techno-Pop Art. The futuristic update of the Ming vessels in this series recalls 18th century French gilded ormolu, where historic Chinese vessels were transformed into curiosity pieces for aristocrats. But here, robotic prosthetics inspired by anime (Japanese animation) and manga (the beloved comics and picture novels of Japan) subvert elitism with the accessibility of popular culture.

Even cooler than snakes, huh?

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