This Week’s Theme: Plates
While primarily an abstract painter, singer-songwriter, and writer, Miranda Aisling, also delves into other creative activities. She made this ceramic plate and painted it with her interpretation of an ancient Greek-styled pattern. In checking out her web site, I love her appreciation for trying new creative projects and her enthusiasm for community-based art.
Ceramics is an art form that was developed many times by many different people. Cultures from almost every continent, time, and description discovered some way to use clay. I decided to research and experience this development in my senior project. To do so I chose three cultures, the Mimbres Native Americans, the early Greeks, and the Jomons from Japan, which were separated by land, sea, and time.
About herself she states:
I was fortunate to find out very young what I am passionate about. I was sixteen, a junior in college, and halfway through my BA in studio art when two things happened.
1.) I decided that my life goal was to open an art center.
2.) I went to El Salvador to make a mural with Claudia Bernardi and discovered the world of community art.
“I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.” ~ Emma Watson