At first glance, these dinosaurs look like a toy my sweet granddaughter would enjoy.
A closer look reveals the dinosaurs are ceramic sculptures, inspired by Brett Kern’s steadfast infatuation with the pop culture of his formative years. The potter has an extensive collection of toys and pop memorabilia, further fueling his obsession.
“I find that the mold-making process imitates, in a certain way, the fossilization process. Objects are covered in a material that captures their shape and texture and this, in turn, preserves the object as a rock-like representation. Movies, television, toys and games dominated the cultural landscape of my youth. I am a product of this specific time period, and I like to think of my artwork as the fossils that will help preserve it.”
“Glaze helps to emphasize the magnificence of the material as it flows in and out of lines and wrinkles, filling the object’s surface with a wealth of depth and variation within a simplified color scheme.”
The March issue of Monthly Art Muse (MAM) landed in subscriber’s inboxes earlier this week. This issue includes bracelets from 6 jewelry artists – cuffs, bangles, metal, clay, glass, bone, bigandbold, stacked – to covet, purchase and inspire your creative muse; rock sculptures; portraits etched in leather; a studio that looks soul-soothing and so much more.
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