Image: Love’s Keepsake © Cynthia O’Brien,
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PERSONAL MYTH THROUGH EARTHEN ARTWORKS // http://www.getguerilla.ca/index.php/archive-menu-item-new/120-issue-38/features-38
As shown especially in the work of Lambrechts, Murray and Flock, even the most subtle transformations of otherwise functional objects enable experiential and challenging artworks. O’Brien’s abstract shapes further this often anti-functional experimentation, demanding a conscious interaction between concept and perception, while Creskey unites all of these artistic tactics through ceramic assemblage. Given this shared emphasis on creating subjective objects, we might ask what statements are spoken most clearly, most vitally, through these examples of ceramic arts?