Title: Trypo XVII
Stoneware fired NZ red clay with site-specific glazes. Partially glazed, double-sided.
Colour: Unglazed red clay middle section with organic mixed glazes at both ends, includes mixed shell sand from Smugglers Bay, New Zealand (retrieved during a kayak expedition).
Can be displayed on the wall (small hooks or nails required- not included) or on a flat surface/table. Designed to be displayed on either side at multiple angles depending on personal preference.
Karen Wilde’s Trypo universe emerged from the ontological study of holes and their symbiotic negative and positive relationship with space. The artworks distort the figurative form and pictorial language of holes into non-objective sculptures, with underlying themes around cells, macro-organisms, fossils and organic forms, enhanced with experimental glaze and firing processes.