Micaceous clay, glaze, brass, wood, acrylic
36" x 36" x 5"
With a red earth palette, clay is used to render a convergence of epic storms. Air currents, clouds and whirlwinds collide to depict atmospheric turbulence, connecting increased climactic disturbances to human activity - portrayed by a tiny human face caught in the fray. Streaks of clear glaze bring a deluge of rainfall. A shining brass lightning bolt captures the moment the Wakinyan, or Thunderbeings, speak a warning of imminent chaos and large scale earth crises.
Work in progress: forming the clay wind swirls, preparing to air dry before firing: