jessica harrison: dark ceramics jessica harrison: dark ceramics
jul 28, 2010

jessica harrison: dark ceramics

jessica harrison: dark ceramics‘emily’, 2010

 

 

mixed media while the tradition of decorative ceramic figurines is filled with beauty and serenity, UK-based ceramic artist jessica harrison takes a decidedly darker approach. her recent ceramic work uses this tradition as a starting point, subverting it through the addition of morbid imagery such as skulls and blood. in the piece ‘emily’, a reclining female is quite tranquil until you look closer at its face, which appears to have been completely removed leaving only the skull and a dangling eyeball. in the standing figure  ‘maria’, a beautiful white dress is covered in blood as the woman holds her own guts.

 

‘georgina’, 2010 mixed media

 

 

‘dawn’, 2010 mixed media

 

 

‘dawn’ (detail), 2010mixed media

 

 

‘maria’, 2010mixed media

 

 

‘maria’ (detail), 2010mixed media

 

 

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