Clay, oil & acrylic paint, gold leaf
"The Lizard Banquet has a natural and historic reference. The Lizard Banquet is the present. I used to see a lot of reptiles out while hiking. They are still there, but populations vary according to short term climate conditions and the long term. There is still reptile wildlife and with the apparent return of moisture populations, should come back."
Gretchen Ewert's hand-rubbed, clay pieces evoke the mythic connection of nature to man. Her pieces recall primitive and religious artifacts, often adorned with animal figures as such that in the Lizard Banquet.
Bright color and lively form comprise this piece by Ewert. The trilateral vessel is lit afire in glorious hues, from orange, bronze to umber. Traveling down its shapely disposition, bursts of green and murmurs of magenta begin their descent to the base of the piece. A cacophony of movement and life, lizards dance and swirl to the mother of mammalian animation. A vivacious ensemble to stir rhythm and motion to the moment.
• 13" (33.02cm) length
• 14.5" (36.83cm) width
• 12" (30.48cm) height
• One of a kind