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Twin Risers - Teapot
Sterling, 8 ½" x 4" x 14 ½”, 2007
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"Twin Risers" integrates opposing forces of the live and the inorganic, of stylized waterfowl and cityscape, of human torso and industrial tower. The piece embodies a mutual transformation: the city transformed into the bird that can navigate in water and air, and/or the bird transformed into the city that navigates through human, narrative time. The integral hinge underlines the idea of unlike elements coming together harmoniously, yet with tensions and surprises. My teapots are all fully functional, and simultaneously combine aesthetic concerns, utility, engineering, craft, and history.