Tableau Ship II

approx 4 in x 16 in x 29 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972

Part of a series developed with a mold of a water surface, used in many works from this time period.
Narratives of ships and off-shore rocks/structures much inspired by the literature of Borges, Calvino and Zen,
recent studies in geology/oceanography and time spent exploring the northern California coast.

provenance unknown

 

Top: Sea Plate I / 18 in dia.
glazed ceramic / circa 1971 collection: artist

Upper middle: Island off Peru
approx 6 in x 16 in x 30 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Tower Pool I
approx 11 in x 12 in x 12 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Bottom: The Sound of Rain at the Edge of a Maze
approx 12 in x 12 in x 18 in / wood/glass vitrine / glazed ceramic / circa 1971 / private collection

 

Top: Sea Cup I / 5 in x 11 in x 11 in
glazed ceramic / circa 1971
provenance unknown

Upper middle: Boat Legs I
approx 10 in x 10 in x 18 in / glazed ceramic, wood / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Sea Rocks I
approx 11 in x 12 in x 30 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Bottom: Ship/Rain Column I
approx 10 in x 16 in x 24 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

 

Top: Sea Cup II / 4 in x 11 in x 11 in
glazed ceramic / circa 1971
provenance unknown

Upper middle: Zen Ship
approx 12 in x 14 in x 18 in / unglazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Cup Rocks I
approx 12 in x 14 in x 20 in / glazed ceramic, wood / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Bottom: Tableau Ship II
approx 4 in x 16 in x 20 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
private/museum collection (tbd)

 

Top: Sea Cup IV / 5 in x 11 in x 11 in
glazed ceramic / circa 1971
collection: artist

Upper middle: Rock Ship Heart
approx 8 in x 20 in x 24 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Sea Crow Tableau I
approx 16 in x 18 in x 36 in / glazed ceramic, wood / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Bottom: Whirlpool Ship I
approx 10 in x 18 in x 24 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

 

Top: Knife Ship II
approx. 12 in x 10 in x 10 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1971
provenance unknown

Upper middle: Torso Island
approx 12 in x 14 in x 18 in / unglazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Tower I
approx 22 in x 12 in x 12 in / glazed ceramic, filliment, wood / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Bottom: Tableau Ship I
approx 4 in x 16 in x 24 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

 

Top: Knife Ship III
approx. 8 in x 12 in x 12 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1971
provenance unknown

Upper middle: Tableau Ship 3
approx 10 in x 20 in x 24 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Negative Hull IV
approx 3 in x 14 in x 18 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Bottom: Cup Ship I
approx 12 in x 12 in x 16 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

 

Top: Knife Ship I
approx. 10 in x 16 in x 20 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1971
provenance unknown

Upper middle: Rock Tower
approx 34 in x 14 in x 18 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972
provenance unknown

Lower middle: Rock Skip Series I
2 pieces, approx .5 in x 12 in x 18 in and 10 in x 12 in x 18 in / glazed ceramic / circa 1972 /provenance unknown

Bottom: Beneath the Nile
approx 20 in x 20 in x 26 in / glazed ceramic, filiments, wood/glass vitrine / circa 1973 / private collection

 

Sea Crow Tableau I

approx 16 in x 18 in x 36 in / glazed ceramic, wood / circa 1972

Inspired by illustrations from Diderot's Encyclopedia, the ruins at Machu Picchu and jacket sewing patterns
as well as explorations of the northern California coast. A narrative of a structure that crows would fly through
can probably be traced to the stories of Don Juan by Carlos Casteneda.

collection: artist

 

Early 1970's / Narratives

CSU Humboldt / Arcata, CA // UC Davis / Davis, CA

 


Return to Recent/Selected Projects Page

Return: Shear Zones: Displacements/Permutations over 40+ Years of Ceramic Practice