8ft long x 1.5ft wide x 8inch tall,
wood fired porcelain, stoneware, and leather
Important: this piece is part of my solo show "Mythical Worlds" at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which runs through August 28th. It will not ship until the show is down and I've had time to pack it. It will mostly likely ship in mid September, depending on the complexity of packing it.
This piece, from 2015, was a reference to the victory parades of ancient Rome, which were called "Triumphs". This Triumph is the end result of a generation-long war between the elk beasts and the rams beasts. The dictator beast is pulled by a captured elk beast, while other elk beasts pull carts displaying the spoils of war - twigs, berries, bones, and antlers.
I designed and completed this piece in 2015. The passing of time has added some unexpected twists to this (originally) light-hearted satire of these pompous beasts.
I recommend displaying it in a long, orderly parade. There are presently three carts and six guards. All the beasts are a bit larger than my standard beasts, about 6" long.
About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was wood fired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2300 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The ash coated the piece and melted into a beautiful glaze.
I used 4 different clays within this piece, each of which reacted differently to the wood kiln. There's white porcelain bones, and rough stoneware yokes. Black slip has been used to add "horn" sigils to the drapings of the guards and the robes of the emperor.
The shipping cost is my estimate for covering shipping and insurance, via UPS. If the cost of shipping is less, I'll refund any extra. I can also delivery it locally, and refund you the whole shipping cost.
For international shipping, the buyer will the responsible for import taxes. I can't presently ship to the UK.
Interested in paying in installments? Check my FAQ page, then shoot me an email, and we can make it happen. However, this option only becomes available twenty four hours after my sale starts.