Riptide is one of Neil Tetkowski's most important and accomplished works, which has been held in a private collection until recently. For Tetkowski, clay has been the perfect medium to express the relationship of his work to the natural environment—as the title of this triptych signals. This piece is a one-of-a-kind.
Born in Buffalo, Tetkowski is an artist, curator, educator, writer, and political activist who is best known for his ceramics sculptures. His work is widely published and can be found in the permanent collections of nearly 50 museum worldwide.