Earthenware clay, oil & acrylic paint, gold leaf
Ewert borrows images from art history, visits museums and captures natural imagery while hiking near her Northern New Mexico home. Her hand-rubbed clay pieces, evoking the mythic connection of nature to man, prove once again her conviction that surfaces are important.
Ewert adds oil and acrylic paints and rubs the surfaces with newsprint. The result is a clean, simple look that reminds Ewert of her roots as a printmaker. Her clay pieces recall primitive religious artifacts and are often adorned with animal figures. The slight asymmetry of these traditional, hand formed shapes, and the layered finishes are designed to produce active, vivid colors.
"Any cat lover knows that they love to find that sunspot. Actually dogs do too. I'm not sure if this is a jungle feline, but house cats don't have to travel far to find their wild selves."
• 21" length
• 10" width
• 14" height
• One of a kind