Salonen hand-builds and models each element of his ceramic sculptures, starting with the trunk-like armature that supports the flower and leaf-like segments that resemble the acanthus plant (most commonly found on Corinthian columns). After firing, Salonen finishes each work in either a dark metallic glaze, or in soft opaque colors using gouache or matte finish paint. The effect is something dark and dreamy, both sweet and slightly sinister. The sophisticated is skillfully laced with ostentatious elements of flourish, effortlessly rolled into one asymmetrical package.
Fiberglass, ceramic, polycarbonate, mirror
66.9 H x 29 W in