Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mary O'Malley Ceramics

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I really enjoy Mary OMalley's ceramics because she juxtaposes high refinement with decay. All of her porcelain is part of a series called Bottom Feeder, which exemplifies the style of her functional pieces with a nautical theme. The growth of barnacles and wrapped tentacles wearing down perfect porcelain and gold trim is interesting. Even though each piece is made to be functional, I think they could stand alone as art mocking high class and embracing the inevitable return to entropy all things return to eventually.

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