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JANET KELMAN

Artist Statement
My pieces were inspired by underwater creatures, sea anemones, which entrance me. In movement and structure they are open, flowing, and succulent. The forms emerge as a feminine reflection of these attributes. They are fragile yet strong, vulnerable yet buoyant, showy yet austere, and delicate yet grand. My intent is to convey, through sensuous gesture and overlapping, translucent layers of glass, the textural complexity of a coral reef.

I am intrigued by shapes that present the question: how precarious is this? The suggestion that the pieces may change or transform comes out of the manner in which they are constructed. In the dark heat of the kiln, shapes open and close, twist about, or become tense and then relax. The final sculpture freezes a moment that it is both stable and dynamic.

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