Dissolving Madonna

Sometimes things don’t always work out the way they’re intended to…

This is meant to represent Gaia plucking seeds from the Ocean of Life.
I was trying to echo an old symbol of fertility, the buccranium. The skull of an ox have the shape of a womb; the horns represent the fallopian tubes.
During Neolithic times it became a symbol for the Great Goddess.

Sometimes, I think too much. So I chucked the sculpture in a bucket of water to recycle the clay so that it could be used for something else.

And I really like this image of Gaia dissolving. I like it a lot.


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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3 Responses to Dissolving Madonna

  1. rthepotter says:

    I’m often fascinated by what happens in my clay re-cycling bucket … but yours is much more interesting 🙂


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  3. pimpmybricks says:

    I’m always drawn to the interstices rather than fixed points, and to the conundrum of how to fix what is in motion.


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