From April 24th until June 5th I’ll be in Puebla, Mexico, participating in an Artist’s Residency at the Arquetopia Foundation Mexico. My project is to build a wall of humanity one ceramic sculpture at a time. Puebla is famous for its Majolica technique. They use clay from the ground and produce their glazes. I use Majolica in my own figurative work.
I’m not literally building a wall. I’ll be creating an installation, covering a standing wall with faces and figures, creating a visual panorama of humanity. I see this piece as a starting place for many more walls that will be created by groups of people. I believe this project would work beautifully as a workshop or class. All we need is clay, a kiln, and bits of sculptural ceramic humanity created by individuals, exhibited together as a united whole.
Please contact me with your ideas about exhibition and/or teaching venues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample of ceramic sculptures
Installation Sketch of Wall of Humanity