ARTISTIC SUMMARY and ARTISTIC MISSION STATEMENT
My body of work as a ceramics artist reflects my ongoing exploration at the border between what's considered art and what's considered purely functional, and my attempt to marry the two in new and unexpected ways. The result is a reinterpretation of traditional forms through unique combinations of utilitarian simplicity and sculptural aesthetics, and unique combinations of different media. In much the same vein, I also find myself driven to combine glazes and applications in new ways to create uniquely rich and beautiful finishes.
Since I was introduced to sculpture at Bennington College in Vermont, I have continued to develop my artistic skills in a wide range of media, always drawing on my early training in sculpture. I persisted at this pursuit even during and despite a professional career that ranged from motion picture development to web site production. But since 2000, I have devoted my creative energies to ceramics and weaving as exemplified by my latest undertaking – a woven car, my most ambitious and challenging work to date. Built on the chassis of an old sports car, the sculpture began with patching and repairing, using paper clay - a relatively new medium in the ceramics world. The weaving was done with seat belt webbing. All the detailing is produced in ceramic.
South Shore Art Center Arts Festival celebrates its 57th year and showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to almost one hundred juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities and a young artist exhibition.The Arts Festival draws over 9,000 visitors from the Greater Boston region to historic, oceanside Cohasset Common.
CRAFT BOSTON SPRING - 2012
Location: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Teapots and Vessels Displayed in the Copley Place atrium - November, 2011
New Artist Show - Newbury Street Boston
Woven Fish Platter - Featured in the lobby of Children's Hospital South.
189 Alden Street / Box 2814 / Duxbury, MA 02331
1st Prize 3D - Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show - February, 2011
The Woven Car was be featured at:
October 7th - 17th, 2010
Crane Arts Building
400 N. American Street
To see more images of the Woven Car, click on the image below or go to the "Installation" page.
garyhigginsphotography.com credit for the Woven Car pictures
Stickes & Stones / Wiley Ceramics Featured at:
Wickwire Fine Art / Folk Art
L'Attitude Gallery - Boston, MA
211 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116