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The Call II Sculpture

Rebecca Buck

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Ceramic on Ceramic

Size: 12.6 W x 12.6 H x 7.9 D in

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The Call is an ongoing Series that began to come together out of the Throwdown at the Hoedown Series (and still thinking about Climate Change) just before Covid 19 hit us all. It is about our place in the natural world, a subject that has become very important during 2020/21: people are questioning what is 'natural' for humans and how we relate to our fellows in this complex world. So I am following the forms as they emerge, reading a lot about the Biosphere, plant communication and intellegence (the latest science is very exciting and interesting with a lot of Darwin's ideas being proven). The Call II is made with layered, high-fired clays including Glacier Porcelaine giving a fantastic crackled surface similar to Raku but more dramatic and durable. The inner spaces and strong changes in the form as you move around it are key to this new series. The Karst geology of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where I live, is a major influence.

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Sculpture:Ceramic on Ceramic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12.6 W x 12.6 H x 7.9 D in

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"We look at the world through eyes of ancient mud." Straw Dogs, John Gray Whatever else weighs upon us, the pull of the Natural World is the strongest force that shapes our lives. Moving to the Fforest Fawr Geopark in the Brecon Beacons National Park has influenced my work enormously in the last 11 years. The limestone karst, the wild flow of water over and through the mountains, the volatile weather and the silence: I work out in the middle of it increasingly and finish the sculptures in the studio using music that sustains the feeling. My website describes the Series and how I work. Here is my formal Artist's Statement: Working within the traditions of the early 20th Century Modernist sculpture greats like Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, it is important to balance inspiration with strict craftsmanship, technique and in-depth understanding of the medium. Faith and verity towards the material being central to the process. With this in mind, all of the artwork is focused on emotional description and unbroken connection with the natural world, the aspirational and the compassionate. Sculpture is a means of narrative melding context with form. Distinctly figurative works contain both endogenous and exterior depictions, while those that lean towards pure abstraction are more philosophical. Music, dance and intangible expression through tangible form make up the core of the work. Construction is a hands-on, visceral process. The clay and the techniques are chosen to generate active, expressive intensity that can be reflected through the permanent, finished artwork, locking the moment-to-moment inspiration and emotional engagement into the clay itself. www.ospreystudios.org

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