TIM ROWAN: Earth and Fire
Hillman-Jackson Gallery / Daniel Arts Center
Artist's Talk and Reception: Thursday, April 10th at 5:00pm
These works are a continuation of my exploration of our time through the use of native, raw (unprocessed) clays and the pre-industrial method of firing ceramics in a wood fueled kiln. The forms are all hand built and carved and the surface effects are entirely from the interaction of the unglazed clay and the burning wood.
They challenge our hyper-mediated information obsessed, and perpetually distracted culture. Working intuitively and with simple processes the land under our feet is transformed. The objects are grounded in earth time yet speak to us now. They are nature, not about nature.
- Tim Rowan, April 2014