Nancy Kubale “IN PROVOCO (the challenge is to love when our hearts are hardened by opposition, dysfunction or resentment...to soften...to love)”
Ceramic sculpture and graffiti painted wooden base. Titled lower right of base. Wooden base measures 36 inches wide 4 inches height and 11 inches depth, ceramic man measures 21 1/2 inches height by about 12 inches width ceramic woman measures about 15 inches height by about 10 inches width. Purchased from the artist in 2015 for $5,400. Condition: few minor scrapes and scuffs to top of painted wooden base from sculptures being shifted around. This is only noticeable under scrutiny, all told it's in excellent condition a 9.9 out of 10. From the artist’s website: Nancy kubale is a ceramic and mixed media artist living in the foothills of Rutherford County, NC. She earned her BFA in Mixed Media from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In addition, she studied clothing construction at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY, ceramics at Penland School of Craft, and sculpture at Florence Academy of Art. My ceramic figures begin with hand building techniques in red stoneware clay. I cover most of the surface with a white terra sigillata, which I burnish to a buffed shine and fire at cone 04 for the first firing. I then layer slips, under-glazes, stains, oxides, glazes, and under-glaze pencils - firing each piece three to five times. My imagery is influenced by Catholic statuary, Ancient sculpture, and Southern and Indigenous Folk Art. Some of the larger pieces utilize "stages and backdrops" to create an environment or context. Graffiti and ceramic tags are used to reference essence; the "I AM" / "I WAS HERE". Text is used for the way words and language shape our perceptions and to further offer context.
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