UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Milton Hawkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Peter Agostini

Abstract: The work I am showing is traditional ceramics, and is intended to be viewed on two different levels of understanding: the perceptual and the conceptual. On the perceptual level it is seen as a pot or ceramic container. When dealing with the utilitarian aspect of these pieces, I as striving for a strong statement through the use of organic form and utilitarian function. These pieces are meant to function in a domestic situation. The function might be to contain a tree, to hold a clump of dry weeds, or to serve food on, but each piece is meant to be a thing of beauty and is made to be used in someone's home. They are intended to be appreciated in both respects. On the conceptual level my work deals with the less obvious, and sometimes the ambiguous. These concepts deal with the use of line, color and surface texture on a three dimensional form. When speaking of line as it relates to this body of work, I must also speak of color, for I feel here they are in a symbiotic existence. Color is used with and for line; line is used with and for color. I am using color and line to define areas of surface. When color is used, it is meant to work in harmony with the form, and at no point do I try to oppose the ceramic form with line or color.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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