Alright, now you can see just how the Dragon
is housed with the other bowls.
For my Final Ceramics project we were to make bowls that were in homage or honor of something. My idea to theme my bowls around the Olympics stemmed from my father. My father passed away last year and I wanted to honor his memory in someway. In life my father had been a swim coach, and had even coached for the U.S. and Singapore Olympic teams. From this my concept was born.
Originally I was going to focus on my dad more, but I decided to make this piece more universal and legible to everyone, just as the spirit of the Olympics. The different rings represent the Continents of the world united, just as the re-inventors of the World Olympics had intended. Yes the Americas are oddly merged together, but I felt a Meso-America (aka Middle America) motif caught the flavor of both continents nicely. Also it can be argued that the white background of the Olympic Rings represents Antarctica.
While the colors are not distinctly defined as being one continent or another, I did my best to capture the styles of different cultures in the coloration.
Made Out of White Clay, Slip, Glaze and some Acrylic touch ups.
Olympics= the World
Bowls= Holly Hansel