Paintings and Ceramics

Caroline Otis Heffron

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Ceramics

Clay's plasticity inspires the creation of three dimensional forms  mirrored in the paintings. The same interest in ornamental architectural elements are applied to the surfaces of the clay to add depth and pattern to the medley of symbols. Glazing adds the variety of layered color to the sculptural pieces of clay art. 

Monochrome Paintings

The limited palette of the ink charcoal, and gouache work on paper focus attention to movement, form and space. People, statues and vegetation all combine to make a mixture  of metaphors. 

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Color Paintings

Color and gesture of humanity are invented to capture moments that are passed by. Combinations such as female/male, old/young, ornament/nature compete within the frame.