Abaddon: Keepers of the Abyss, dimensions variable, earthenware, nichrome, oxides, glaze, steel, filament, 2008.

Abaddon: Keepers of the Abyss, dimensions variable, earthenware, nichrome, oxides, glaze, steel, filament, 2008.

Adam Shiverdecker  Pensacola, Florida

I am interested in conflict, both internal and external, and the bridge between them. I am interested in the complex framework that guides the compulsion to act upon political and spiritual differences. The framework or structure of culture also informs these differences, allowing for barriers to form amidst a time when the focus should be cooperation, not division.

I am interested in the duality of objects and the ideological differences that label the objects as either protectors or destroyers. I am interested in the frailty of pacifism and its soft voice, which has become muffled in its approach. In making my work, my hope is to understand these interests further and to uncover the ability of art to be a positive contribution in our lives.

 

Silent Climbs Me, 25 in (64 cm) in height, earthenware, nichrome, oxides, glaze, steel, 2009.

Silent Climbs Me, 25 in (64 cm) in height, earthenware, nichrome, oxides, glaze, steel, 2009.



This Emerging Artists 2010 article appeared in Ceramics Monthly magazine’s May 2010 issue. To get great content like this delivered right to your door, subscribe today!


 

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