Aqua Forte & Tinta Etching – the first piece I created for my doctorate in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in October 2017
The Guardian of the Forest is the spirit of the oldest tree. The wisest spirit who remembers when there was nothing but a barren plain that she watched over as she grew and her children scattered about her, finally crowding in and creating the canopy that bows in the wind and rejoices in the sun.Continue reading “Guardian of the Forest”
What are we behind our masks? Do we really ever have the chance to find out?
These are the final sculptures, laid out for the show. The watercolor paintings are the abstract forms of the elements that the gods were understood from.
The natural world has always held an intense and provocative mystery to me. The work displayed in this show represents an exploration of the connections between the sacred worlds of two very different cultures. Clay is a shared cultural metaphor for the originating materials of life. I offer a tribute to the founding acts ofContinue reading “Honolulu show opening final text and show pictures”
INTERSECTING VISIONS: a ceramic exploration into the sacred heritage of Hawaii and Poland The natural world has always held an intense and provocative mystery to me. This show is about finding connections between vastly different worlds, and understanding what it means to be human in a natural world. Over 1,000 years ago, Christianity overthrew theContinue reading “Honolulu show description”
Four heads, four different realms to watch over. To what realms he watched over exactly is hard to piece together, but what I understand to be: The underworld of the dead The world of eternal spring and greenery where the birds flew in the wintertime, where Weles resided The world of the living, our placeContinue reading “Slavic God Swiętowit”
Shark gods in Hawaii come in two kinds. There are benevolent one that dont eat human meat, and malevolent ones that eat people. There is one particularly interesting story about a good (non-people eating) Shark god who fell in love with a beautiful girl, had a child with her (in his human form) and inContinue reading “Sharks”
One mythic being surveying the land.
Whale baby god Dirt and mud god. Coconut god. Oyster gods. Papaya god. Rock god. These are some of the little guys who will soon be in place in Oahu, their real home. They are little gods of mainly positive aspect, but be wary of the papaya god, he is a sneaky one!