Ring Coalesce

Ring Coalesce

Size: 34 H x 32 W x 1.5 in



This ceramic wall sculpture is a stunning composition combining intriguing geometries and earthy colors. I have been continually drawn towards the circle, both for its inherent beauty and its powerful symbolic nature. In this piece, I was particularly interested in creating a confluence of rings and primary shapes which form a kind of mysterious map. There is a strong connection to the tradition in ancient civilizations of incorporating relief sculpture in architecture and stele as a means of pre-literate communication. Encountering this type of sculptural experience; the mesmerizing play of light and deep shadow, the shifting perspective and physical presence, and the process of interpretation still resonates today.

Seven individually hung panels are created using an "earth-forming" technique, a one-off casting method developed by the artist. A dis-solvable "form work" is carved from silt and filled with liquid clay. Over a period of weeks, the silt & clay matrix dries and disintegrates, allowing the clay within to be excavated. Glazed and fired with colored terra sigillata. 

Due to the nature of this process, slight variations occur between each composition. Panels are ready to hang; a full-sized paper pattern is included for easy and accurate installation. Suitable for indoor or outdoor display. Limited edition of 20.

Contact Chris Gryder at chris@chrisgryder.com for details on shipping and payment options.

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