1. Full Speed Ahead 1999 – ceramic Raku; 11 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 5 in.
2. The Big Catch 1997 – ceramic stonewar; 5 1/4 x 19 x 5 1/2 in.
“Full Speed Ahead” is one of a number of ceramic sculptures I have made using a boat to carry a human story. Each sculpture is a voyage. Some are individual voyages, some are group. “Full Speed Ahead” is a political voyage. It was created in 1999 in the spirit of racial, gender, and ethnic equality. There have been rough seas since. I hope our ship stays on course.
“The Big Catch” is the hope of every fisherman and fisherwoman throughout history. We take it for granted that the big catch will always be there for the taking. Now, as with all our ecosystems, our lakes, streams and oceans are vulnerable. Only we can save our waterways and our essential marine life.
© Suzanne Massey