Shrowded Wave

approx 3 in x 18 in x 18 in / unfired ceramic / circa 1968-69

Part of a series of early works about waves: diminishing waves, shrouded waves. One idea behind the piece: "the wake of a dead wave,"
references some of the pun and word-play of two primary teachers William T. Wiley and Bob Arneson. This piece was later
fired and as and experiment coated with wax instead of glaze.

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

 

Evaporite Ship

approx. 24 in x 10 in / ceramic, evaporated minerals / circa 1973

Piece incorporates castings from two molds (chicken and vase) that were used by Bob Arneson
for his Celedon/porcelain series. As a student, I helped in his on campus studio (TB-9), and he
allowed me use the same porcelain and molds as he was using. The idea of a "slant stream reef" is
probably related to the "slant step" articulated by Bruce Nauman and William T. Wiley.

collection: artist

 

Early 1970's / Elements of a Voyage

SFAI / San Francisco, CA


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