1. Blue Oil Can – earthenware, wire
2. Empty – earthenware, wire
The mission of my work is to promote the visceral. With my pieces I want you to get a sense of a practical—yet beautiful—reality.
Envision a hard-working farmer repairing his field-weary tractor or the gnarled, greasy hands of a full-service gas station attendant. Is the object slick to the touch? Does it smell of oil? Who used it? Why?
Long, angular lines contrasted against curves, I see in the oilcan both male and female traits. Brightly painted when new and faded when well-worn and stained, it’s an object of hard work and necessity.
© Kelly Rush