Exploration 24 Exploration 24 16th July 2024 - 3rd August 2024

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Lesley Murray, Boardwalk 2024, clay with velvet underglaze, 31cm x 45cm x 35cm
Lesley Murray, Boardwalk is being exhibited in Exploration 24
Artwork will be shipped at conclusion of exhibition.
Artwork can be arranged in various configurations

New Wave series celebrates my passion for using clay as a creative medium and embraces clay’s infinite possibilities for movement and expression and its potential to capture and suspend a moment in time. It explores the freedom and challenges of making with clay, and embodies its contradictions, strength and fragility, stillness and movement, light and shadow.

Hand-built curves and fluid silhouettes interact, balance, and connect to create sculptural compositions that evoke a sense of time and place and offer an open-ended narrative. The bright, layered colours add exuberance, playful context, and a sense of the familiar, enticing the viewer to step closer and engage.

New Wave reflects the possibility of clay through five sculptural assemblages, each composed to tell a story, capture a moment, convey a feeling, evoke a memory, resonate, and inspire.

Appreciating of the tactile nature of clay and a belief in the concept of creativity through play, the sculptural compositions can be rearranged to reflect new narratives and changing perspectives.

Title inspired by a favourite art book, New Wave Clay – Ceramic Design, Art, and Architecture by Tom Morris.

Artwork to scale in-situ on 3.7m wall