hand built ceramics
3 pieces - 12" tall
The vessel sculpture Politics of Scale
address the complexities of the masculine/feminine relationship
from the perspective of cultural and interpersonal postures.
The "vessel" parts of the sculpture represents
the feminine principles - receptive, surrounding, containing. The
stylized "figure" parts represent the masculine principle.
The dialogue of the "heads" when driven by social rank
and cultural requirements rather than our whole masculine nature,
is ultimately responsible for disharmonies within the person, within
the gender balance and within the social fabric. It today's culturally
stylized gender dance, social politics confuses instincts and scale
becomes "power over" rather than "power to"
nurture, balance and integrate.
Thus the vast creative, nurturing and regenerative
capacity of the masculine is sacrificed at the altar of personal
political power, rather than working in feminine union to create
balance, harmony and community. and the sacred, mysterious power
of the feminine lies sacrificed on the altar of the masculine imperative.
“Exploring the tyranny of testosterone”