Experiencing the Connection: A Ceramic Exploration of One
Marisa Mahathey, BFA Senior Exhibition in Ceramics
When: November 20 - December 1, 2015
Where: Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 12:00 pm. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday
All events are free and open to the public
Through the crafting of ceramic jars, I bring attention to the importance of unity and the connectedness of all things. Heavily inspired by Middle Eastern aesthetic and Mehndi designs, I create pieces that reference these influences in order to culminate a pattern and style for these pieces. The jar form has the added component of the lid which creates an essential need for two pieces to fit together. To add further communication between the lid and jar, complementary designs are carved that are aesthetically pleasing on their own, but are more powerful when stacked upon or placed with other jars. The importance of unity is then multiplied from one jar and lid to an entire stack or family of jars, making the visual experience or conversation more meaningful.