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Where I Remain

TJ Schwartz's avatar TJ Schwartz

Every piece I create tells a story from a folklore based on my childhood in West Michigan. Using clay and fiber I make depictions and effigies of this folklore to be inserted into everyday life, as my stories are within me day-to-day. Clay and cloth are materials that evoke a story from most viewers because they are such a part of common households. I seek to connect with viewers upon that common level and fill them with my stories. "Where I Remain" is a collection of small sculptures, plates, and wall hangings. The piece is inspired by my family farm and the significance a place can hold. I have moved for years and no matter where I go part of me remains at the farm.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 24 Inches
  • Medium: Ceramic, wool, cotton, and wood
  • Width: 3 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 6 feet