Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ode to Scleroderma

Another work of art dedicated to the debilitating autoimmune disease scleroderma.
One might think it strange to dedicate a work of art to the illness itself and not to say... my mother, but Its a personal narrative and the condition deserves respect and reverence as it is a force to be reckoned with. It is also my acceptance of it, not glorification.

And so as the figure hold her stone hands near her face, I just want to wisper to her, "its okay to show your hands."

Below from currently glaze ware, to bisque ware, to green ware.


Sherree said...

Wow...this is great! I'm loving your works.

Affirmation Figures said...

Thanks REE! I love the way the glaze slipped into the crevices making her literally appear to be "turning to stone".

Polly said...

That is absolutely amazing! I have scleroderma and I love this!

Thank you for doing this!!