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Kindred Spirits

Paul Nilsson's avatar Paul Nilsson

I have used three virtues to capture the importance and beauty of diversity. These virtues- Faith, Hope, and Charity- are kindred souls that share spirit and culture. Working on these figures I have been reminded of the motto of the Great Seal of the United States: E Pluribus Unum- "out of many, one." The power, the resilience of our nation arises from it's unity in forming a single nation from many nations. Each of these Virtues carry symbols from different cultures, reflected of the many ways they are spiritually connected. My work is in stoneware clay. Colors currently visible on figures are not true until final firing. I will update my images as they are fired. Final glaze firing will be early August.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 48 inches
  • Medium: stoneware clay
  • Width: 72 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 65inches