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Laura Nave

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This body of work derives from my personal experiences of growing up in South Texas where snakes, thorns, and wildflowers alike are a part of daily life. Parts of these plants and animals, such as the spikes on a mosquito leg, patterns of a coral snake and the form of a dead armadillo, are reinterpreted into the forms and surfaces of my functional pottery. Pinching and altering a combination of wheel thrown and hand built forms brings a softness to the harsh ecology that influences my work. By introducing these spikes and rather unpleasant things to the dinner table, a hopefully safe space to exchange ideas, the pots become a metaphor for learning to be vulnerable and find playfulness in an often tough world.

Earlier Event: November 1
Taylor Sijan
Later Event: November 15
Ashley Bevington