Pat Johnson Enamels


 



Click for larger view


When I was asked to make a series of small nudes for an exhibition, I decided to try to see if some of the high firing techniques that I normally use on bowls could to create images. This was also a chance to give up the rectangular format of larger two-dimensional work because I was able to shape the edges of the small pieces of copper and offer the finished pieces as free standing forms, rather than framed pictures.

The Nudes
Jewelery Enamel on Copper

 


Click for larger view

 


Click for larger view

Click for larger view

 



My intention was to develop the nude images into something graphic and abstract, but I found that these high-firing effects were most successful when the figures were rendered realistically. Experiments in design development failed, so I worked with nude figures that express emotions I felt for real people.




 

2 Colors Flying Galaxy Orange Abstract Palms Leaves Water Snail Soup Still Life Untitled Art Garden Bowls Osram Fruit Deer Nudes

Home E-mail Resume Links Statement
Enamelling FAQ Large Scale Enamelling Enamel Chat Page

Pat Johnson © 1997-2007