In this current and relevant time span, human dignity with it’s substance in belief of freedom is being obliterated by the destructive and horrific treatment of innocent peoples.
I want my words to mean more than the use of the term “tragedy”.
Materials used in this work suggest a natural decline in surface treatment, as in physically dissolving over a period of time. In a small way, this tableau wants to breathe out the ideas of temporal human vulnerability. The pinned-in and tightened faces portrayed under a covering of latex suggest “hurt”; and made into a semi-protected and easily destructible sheer blanket.
This personal commentary of external world events reflect my grieving in these times of torment.
Originative, creative human endeavor and culture must somehow be found in the hopes of strong principles that are naturally imbedded in a free human environment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anne-Bridget Gary is Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Professor Gary has worked extensively in Japan, Korea, India and Africa, working with generational potters. Anne-Bridget exhibits her work throughout the US and internationally. Her ceramic sculptures are in collections ranging from the Transco Corporation, Houston to the Kavik Corporation, Amsterdam. She has taught at professional art schools and universities including Oregon School of Arts and Crafts and Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.
Anne-Bridget has received fellowships to Residency at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and received several foundation grants from the University of Wisconsin System to study abroad to include Italy, France and at The Chautauqua Institute, New York. An international grant was awarded to her at The Sanskriti Kendra Foundation and Museum, New Delhi, India.
Artist-in-residencies include the Hambidge Center for Arts/Sciences. She presented at the International Conference for the Arts in Society at New York University, teleconferenced her work at The International Conference for the Arts in the Humanities at the American University, Paris and traveled to Xian, China for research at excavation sites and presented her work at The International Ceramic Editors Conference, PRC and she was a Fulbright finalist for an international scholar award to Austria.
Professor Gary received the MFA degree from The Massachusetts College Art, Boston, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and the Associate of Arts degree from Mercer County Community College, Trenton, New Jersey.
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