Monday, February 2, 2009

Angsty Bowl

I created this bowl as a commentary on the continuing degradation of the moral situation in our country today. I have a passion for work with social relevance and this piece just captured me. As it emerged from the rough block, it spoke to my soul of the chaos and vapidity so evident in cities today. The holes that appeared as I dug deeper into the block speak of the loss of moral authority and social mores within society. I love the way the black and gray streaks juxtaposed on the white background of the wood reflect on what I perceive as the lack of leadership exhibited by rising generations and are a symbol of the moral relativism invading society. The absence of a finish material which lets the wood soak up anything put into it speaks to the propensity of society to simply absorb current trends and fail to question authority and the decisions of our governments at all levels, even to the very top of the bowl. This piece lets me indulge my passion for angsty work as well as the occasional pretty bowl.

On the other hand, it could be just a bowl. You can buy it at

1 comment:

Nelanie said...

I didn't realize you were such a "deep" thinker. Love you.