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Olympia by hollarity Olympia by hollarity
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.

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Made Out of White Clay, Slip, Glaze and some Acrylic touch ups.

Olympics= the World

Bowls= Holly Hansel
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quantumfluctuations Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
could you just let me say 'ohmygodohmygodohmygod' ..ehem .. sorry, lost my composure there for a bit :P
a really well designed, beautiful concept executed perfectly. i absolutely love it !
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hollarity Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so very much! Also, your avatar is startling xD
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CherryBarrie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... I thought:
Blue: Europe, Yellow: Asia, Black: Africa, Green: Australia, Red: America... Guess I was wrong (:

But their beautiful!
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hollarity Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
They actually aren't specified. Your version is as correct as mine is. c:
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phoebesangerart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOWWWW!!! Oh I love it, what a clever idea. They're all so intricate and lovely.
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hollarity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
c:> Thank you Pheebs. I appreciate it. How have you been lately? Music and band still treating you well?
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phoebesangerart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahhh not so well. I am just too busy now that I've gone back to university! I don't know what to do!! No time for art or anything else :(
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hollarity Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
;A; Why must college squelch our hobbies (even for those MAJORING in their hobby xD)? Other than keeping you busy, how is Uni life treating you?
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! Wonderfully executed concept. :)
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hollarity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so very much! :heart::heart:

This means a lot to me.
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