Monday, October 28, 2013
|Jonah Going Out|
As opposed to paint, ceramic canvas wants to show in light. When the sun hits it is transfigured and far from harming, sunlight helps. Also for the bath that fills with steam from a shower, but hurts prints even in frames, this canvas is untouched. Do you like the idea that it will last 2000 years, or is the
responsibility too much?
Posted by AE Reiff at Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
A series of pots excavated from ancient Roman digs, probably from Pompeii, either that or they were broken and put back together by shard hunters, although the view is appealing that they had just been thrown before the holocaust, but saved by that atmospheric bisque in the moment of volcanic eruption, 800 degrees in some places, low fire, which accounts for the stress. They have been delayed in arrival from customs boondoggles. Please understand all these statements are symbolic. They are still waiting to be fired @ cone 10, and they are made to look as if they had undergone those stresses. I suppose the striations and cracks from stretching the clay also occur from the suddenness of heat without kindling, though they must have been sitting there to dry some days after being taken off the wheel.
Afterward the heavy ash would have sifted from the cracks leaving them as you will see here. Further studies post Pompeii are likely to record additional resources. In one we can just see traces of an outline of Italy in the remains.
Egypt. Another series of these fire disasters occurred at Fall of the Egyptian Zodiac, part natural, part political which could be linked to politics, lining up modern Cairo with Naples, which presents constellations in the promise of a horn blown against the serpent [tyrannt] Ouroboros , fulfilled in the upraised arms of the Warrior Deliverer, but the top blew off. Put to biscuit kindle an hour, the controls were left on high from the previous fire. The floor manager did not return for an hour. Turning on the fan to clear the smell (and smoke), which made more thermal shock, in another hour there was a crack. Zodiac exploded all over the kiln. That was the end of democracy. You may say of the elders of Egypt, even if their faces get singed, that if the top is exploded the bottom may go. That of course leaves us worse off than when we started. That the walls are still standing is something that the vessel will not hold. The complete story is here at Fall of the Egyptian Zodiac.
These politics would need a greater series of earthquakes with great splits and cracks in faces and cliffs of pots, but the daring needs to be great because the whole construct is at risk, especially from inch thick impasto slices of porcelain speed dried over other base laminated clays which accelerate the cracks.
Syria These matters affect Syria among the Arab states. Did not CIA boast in recent bulletins that it overthrew the Iran democracy in 1953 to put in the Shah? Obama wants what exactly Bush, Johnson, et. al. did. Wait for the news.
Posted by AE Reiff at Saturday, August 17, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Opening the Fifth Seal which shows the figures as a canvas.
Monday, June 3, 2013
|2) 22 May Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil|
|1) 8 May 21x13x10|
|22 May 16x10x8|
Grotesque of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
This style has its hazards. It wanted to shape fluting with stretched porcelain, the figure around the vase from some notion that it would pick up the pot and walk off, the green contrast against orange shino the tree's leaves so to speak. But myriad cracks of the stretched clay produced dark where the glaze broke, not veins of leaves. The entwined figure likewise turned dark, glaze separating into scales which looked more like the figure was strangling the tree. It takes some time to be able to see what is actually there as opposed to what one thought should be there.
What this says about the value of education can be left to the spectator. What it says in the iconography of the forbidden seems evident in the corrosion of the dark clay of the figure, borders of red around the "leaves," orange, = maroon cracking, speckling, spalling, a perfect allegory of the knowledge that can cut the fins off every shark to enhance health. Evil is always so explained, analyzed, rationalized that pains have been taken at Scribd sites, HistoPossum, Opiomes, Building Transhuman Immortals, and etc. The white shino interior of this vase belies the ill prognosis where it has collected on the inward curves of the slopes like snow.
Posted by AE Reiff at Monday, June 03, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
|9. Mt. Rushmore Crackpot 6 Mar|
|Rapture in Progress 3 Apr [15 x 44 x 14]|
|11. Power for Good Instead of Evil 17 Mar|
|6. Ode on a Grecian Urn 13 Feb|
|10. Three Muses At the Name of Jesus 13 Mar|
|5. Goin' To Pot 7 Feb|
Posted by AE Reiff at Saturday, February 02, 2013