Fired Clay with oxides, shoe polish
17" x 14" x 4"
Allison Luce explores the ephemeral nature of existence and the mystery of eternity through her ceramic sculptures and monoprints. This piece is from a body of work entitled "The Serpent Tree," and explores concerns about fragility, femininity and the concept of eternity. The idea for this body of work comes from the story of the Garden of Eden and explores issues regarding the frailty of the body and the fallibility of man. Referencing nature as well as the body, these sculptures are about birth, growth, sin, temptation and the passage from innocence to experience.