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Hive Series

Jenni Ward's avatar Jenni Ward

The Hive Series is about the juxtaposition of repeated forms and the spaces they create when the arrangement of those forms are explored. In nature, a hive illustrates the natural balance between strength and fragility, curiosity and avoidance, security and vulnerability. In these arrangements, these concepts are explored using a geometric configuration of multiple ceramic forms. The combination of these elements create an abstract interpretation of a hive structure both physically and conceptually. This installation is comprised of nearly 200 individual diamond shaped of forms of clay with holes cut and carved into one half of them. The individual pieces are approximately 9″ in length and 4″ wide, each piece is stacked into a composition that creates a spiral cluster. The pieces are hand-built from high fired stoneware and each piece is original and unique.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4'
  • Medium: ceramic
  • Width: 4'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 1'