Spirit of the Pond
A pond has always been a nurturing, refreshing place to me. Watching the koi glide through the waters and dragonflies swooping down upon the pond gives one a sense of peace. Water lilies swirling with the fish inspired current gives me thoughts of the pond nurturing and watching over its inhabitants.
"Spirit of the Pond" is a sculpture that embodies these thoughts. The female form is the pond embracing all the beauty, reaching out to those dependent on her for sustenance. Her face shows delight in their response to her and she joyfully gives even more. Her love for them is tattooed upon her fluid form.
The sculpture is made of high fire clay, carved and cold glazed with the additional use of pastels.