John has since finished this installation and the second one called ‘Six Figures Dancing’ and delivered both of them Monday afternoon. The Exhibit opening is this Friday afternoon from 5 to 7pm.
“I took this ipportunity to expose the inner life of a pot, which to me has always been alive. I was initially inspired by Japanese pottery fishnet floats. A closed pottery sphere can float and when I deconstructied them I transformed them into a new floating object.
“In both ‘Six Figures Dancing’ and ‘Inside/Outside’, I threw cylinders or vessels and when they were partially dried, I cut them lengthwise in half and then flattened them by throwing them on a board, thereby changing the form and purpose. Although they no longer held air, the nonetheless floated. I also wanted to draw the viewers attention to the vitality of the thrown cylinder or vessel by exposing the interior. My intentions for ‘Six Figures Dancing’ is that the ultimate custodian of this work can arrange and re-arrange the positions of the dancers. ‘Inside/Outside’, however, is fixed.”