With a little help from my friends…

I’ve been creating site specific installations of my Bone Series for exhibits and in my own studio and they’ve gotten a really positive response from viewers but they are a little hard to imagine in your own space. So I’ve been trying to think up a way to make them easier to place and the other day with A LOT of help from my friends/talented studio neighbors I think I’ve got a prototype in the works. The plan was to create a metal frame with hidden welded loops for connecting the Bone Series webs to and also to hang it on the wall. The hope is that the pieces will still float off the wall, cast beautiful shadows and create a dynamic visual contrast of organic ceramic forms with geometric negative space shapes from the cables.

Here’s the first attempt and while it’s just a prototype and there are still things to tweak, I’m pretty darn happy with the results!

With a little help from my friends... | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Much thanks to Lucia Bruer who welded all the parts together and talked through the plan with me, to Jamie Abbott for the use of his studio, equipment and patient teaching and to Roy Holmberg for his skillful eye on the whole process.

It seriously takes a village to raise an artist. So grateful.

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