Each piece is unique, each has a slightly different narrative of creation, but all are interesting and important in their own right. One piece is not more important than the rest, but they come together as a whole to create a beautiful symphony of texture, shape, and size that mimics ecosystems such as coral foundations and fungi (both of which are very cool). Thus, the pieces became a metaphor for the human race. Every person has a slightly different story that influences how they grow, act, and impact their fellow human beings. The world would not be the same with any one person missing. It is the same with our pieces or, as we like to call them, our polyps. Together the polyps create a work of art that would be impossible without the help of each, individual polyp. For the full statement, check out this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9mnA50sNQsJqxpwJnILvsh6ibGi6vq2CJ-1lInmzb4/edit?usp=sharing
- Art form: Installation
- Depth: 18'
- Medium: Mixed Media/ Ceramic
- Width: 36'
- Year created: 2015
- Height: 12'
About Jesse and Janna VanderBand
Jesse and Janna both graduated from Central Michigan's Art Program. Jesse works for Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin as a ceramics teacher, while Janna is a graduate student at Mount Mary University studying Art Therapy. Jesse and Janna have both shown work in a variety of galleries, and this will be their first major show as a team.