Wk4 – Artist Interview – Maccabee Shelley

This week, one of the most intriguing pieces was a piece by Maccabee Shelley. It is a ceramic piece that is colorful and formed interestingly. She had many other ceramic works throughout the gallery, however, this one caught my attention. It was the first one closest to the door and it just had an intriguing form. It has these protruding cup-like extensions on the top of the piece. These extensions had objects above them. These objects ranged from pieces of clap to what looked like colorful drops. The colors and its form were, overall, appealing to the eye.

When I saw it for the first time, I stood looking at it for approximately thirty seconds observing all the different elements and combinations that this piece is comprised of. The base of the piece is composed of two columns used as legs, supporting the artwork up. The top of the piece, is composed of the cup-like structures. These two elements, the simplicity of the legs and the complexity of the upper layer, give it an interesting vantage point to the eye. One can’t help but view the chaos of above and travel throughout the pieces to even the base. It is interesting to view this artwork.

The work gave me a feeling of awe. It was incredible to look at. All the elements harmonized beautifully together in a blend of colors with simplistic, yet complex features. It was my favorite artwork of, not only the day, but of all the other artworks I have seen in the galleries thus far.

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