|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.