|Vasefinder International 2013|
Palul Paul Rideout
Redding, California, USA
Title: Gaia's Eyes
Year of Creation: 2012
Glaze: Underglazes and glazes, raku fired and reduced in cedar shavings
Clay Body: B-Mix 5 with grog
Dimensions: Height 15 inches, Width 7 inches
Artist's Statement: Once again I am drawn to the universal. The eye has a power beyond what it sees. It is a mandala and a wheel. Gaia, Mother Earth, is the all-seeing eye of nature, a powerful symbol.
In my forty plus years in clay, my work has gone through multiple transformations, from utilitarian to non-functional. Ultimately I know that good art blends the idea with technique. For me, to create great and lasting art, the idea must come first and have a universal quality--beyond time, locations and cultures. All the years of learning technique gives one the ability to manifest the idea into the world of clay.
To get a further perspective of my history and the range of my work visit my website: Palul.com.
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