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Abstract Art, Ceramics, Installation

The Making of Earth Blanket

Sorry for the absence of late! Followers may know I have opened a shop in Central Ballarat which consumes a huge amount of my time. On top of that, currently an event – the Biennale of Australian Art – is happening in Ballarat, and I have work on show… which means I had to create it … which also took a huge amount of time, though pleasurable 🙂

My artwork, Earth Blanket,  is a ceramic installation comprised of over 20 individual pieces sited at Lake Wendouree as part of the Lakeside Sculpture Work, a component of the Biennale. In total there are 36 sculptures installed around the lake from around Australia.

During the making of the art I wanted to create blog posts documenting the progress, but just kept running out of time, or was too exhausted! So, here we are in hindsight – keep scrolling for pics and videos 🙂

Throwing the enclosed forms:

Manipulating the freshly thrown orbs:

Opening the glaze kiln:

 

The concept of the artwork is to trigger a re-connection to the Earth via an organic contemplation within the environment using a medium which is of the Earth herself – clay. It is only through a re-awareness of humanities symbiotic relationship to the Earth that we can stop consuming her and begin living with her.

I was very happy with my site at the lake; the site being an important conduit to delivering the artwork’s message.

BOAA is well worth a visit if you are in or near the Ballarat area – in fact it is worth planning a visit even if you are not! Besides the sculpture walk there are also lots of solo and group exhibitions, performances, music and much more happening, with a combination of both free and ticketed events. And there is plenty of time to visit as the biennale runs till November 6th 2018. You can check out the program on the BOAA WEBSITE.

Stay tuned for a post showcasing the fab works of the Sculpture Walk!

 

 

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5 thoughts on “The Making of Earth Blanket

  1. Congratulations Dawn – a great result

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    Posted by Anna's Ceramics | October 8, 2018, 9:38 am
  2. Really love this work Dawn! Congrats!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by sydney | October 9, 2018, 3:17 am

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