hive series mobile at Santa Cruz MAH

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | hive series

Hive series mobile installation is an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Jenni Ward at the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz curated by Nina Simon and will be on display through 2014. The hive series mobile installation is a visual expression of the energy between opposing forces. In nature, a hive illustrates the natural balance between strength and fragility, curiosity and avoidance, security and vulnerability. In this sculpture, these concepts are explored using a geometric arrangement of multiple ceramic forms inspired by nature. The negative spaces between each ring and each piece create an active energy that is felt but not seen. The combination of these elements create an abstract interpretation of a hive structure both physically and conceptually.
View the installation process here.

photo credit: Paul Titangos