This texture reminds me of a bird.
Like the owl from 'de fabeltjeskrant' which was a Dutch series in my childhood.
This owl was very wise, like all owls are in fairytales and children's imagination.
Somehow, it does remind me of a chicken too so the feeling could be afraid or scared too.
What feeling does it remind you off?
This ceramic art object is part of my ‘99 feelings’-project.
It derives from a project I did many years ago reflecting my self-portrait.
I called it ‘how the outside can tell how you feel inside’.
I started out with 9 feelings and then I suddenly thought of making 99 of them...
I like the fact that the number is uneven and that it leaves at least one feeling to complete to 100. That one unfinished feeling to make 100, represents for me all the feelings I haven't covered and that it can be anything...
It is a series of babushka’s where I added a texture or addition to it on the outside.
Quite often, these textures or additions lead you to the feeling right away or sometimes it might recall a complete different feeling for you.
That is perfectly possible as this is just what it evokes for me.
It can be anything you feel as there is no 'right' feeling for it.
Each feeling is subjective and personal.
My sculptures are created as art objects. A lot of time and love goes into each one.
You can see all of them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artmind_etcetera/sets/72157609444505831/
Or watch a little montage I made:
This feeling comes unglazed, as glazing or raku firing would distract from the feeling.
Being ‘naked’ makes the feeling stronger too.
These are 7,5cm or 3” in height, sometimes a bit higher, depending on what feeling it represents.
Please look in the 3th picture of this listing for display ideas.
You can combine as many feelings as you like and display them as you wish.
Put one on a shelf, three in a row on a windowsill or nine in a square on a little side table.
There are plenty of ways to show them off at it’s best.
Please look in the 5th picture how I gift wrap the mini art feelings. In case you do NOT want gift wrapping, for environmental reasons, please mention this in the ‘note to seller’ and I will not gift wrap it. Thank you. All mini art feelings come with a happy girl & a little note, even if it’s not gift wrapped.
If you are purchasing this as a gift and want a little card to go with it explaining this 99-feelings –project, just write ‘gift’ in the note to seller and I will add a card.
If you are interested in purchasing a large version (more or less 5,5") of this feeling feel free to contact me and we can discuss pricing and a time line for creating the piece.
**** IMPORTANT ****
You will not receive the ceramic feeling in the picture above as this is the original and is part of my personal set. It will be a reproduction of the original which is pictured above.
Each mini feeling is numbered and signed with my avatar on the bottom.
All my items are lovingly handmade by me. This means there can be some differences between the pictures and the actual item. I try hard to keep these differences limited but the handmade nature of my items make that all of them are one of a kind.
Please see my "Shop Policies" section (on the right under my avatar) for info on shipping, refunds, gift wrapping, etc. This has useful information in it, I recommend that you read it thoroughly before purchasing any of my items.
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