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Nemesis

h: 22"  approx cir. : 33"  Mid fire clay  under glaze  glaze  gold leaf


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Nemesis was originally known simply as the dispenser of fortune with no subtext of punishment or reward. A pastoral nymph goddess who held sway over seasonal fortunes and seasonal change. In Roman times this goddess came to be associated with chance. She showed no respect for class in her distribution of fortune. The word Nemesis in common use today means just retribution.

This piece speaks of both meanings. It encompasses the emotions of an artist and how it directly relate and impact a career. How certain aspects of the art industry are misrepresenting art. Art can be reduced to who you know and how that can determine a career.

Symbolism: serpents and peonies intertwine and engulfed this vessel. Peonies for their symbolism of honor, good fortune, romance and prosperity. Serpents for their transformation, immortality and healing. All characteristics of an artist and the perseverance of their passion. A creative passion that cannot be stifled by an industry.