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Based on Henri Matisse’s infamous cut outs, ‘Verve’ is series of ceramic vessels and wall-hung sculptures that showcase the beginning of Kerryn’s exploration into colour and wall installation. Ordinarily she alludes to landscape through subtle colour and texture, here references to Matisse’s simplified and abstracted representations of the natural environment. Kerryn has focused particularly on Matisse’s ‘Blue Nudes’ Series, creating bulbous, curved wall-hung sculptures and vessels that blur the line between figuration and abstraction, finished in a deep, buffed blue.
As Kerryn Levi says “I make to connect. My aim as an artist and maker is to bring people together through a shared love of clay, landscape and beautiful objects. Through the production of sculptural, functional and ritual objects, I am able to form relationships with people, connect people with objects, objects with place, and place with people. “
She uses traditional hand-building processes of pinching, coiling and slabbing, patterns form naturally on the surface of the clay, created by finger marks and traces of the making process. These objects have an inherent connection to the human body that formed them and the landscape whence they came.
Her influences are the natural environment, the Australian landscape and human interaction with, and within it.
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