ESAC Solo Exhibit: Splash, a depiction of our waters to our shores
Opening reception is in conjunction with Art Walk Friday April 6, 6-8
This collection of ceramic art work is simply inspired by life on the Gulf Coast. Dawson Morgan grew up in Mobile, Dog River specifically, spending a lot of time on the water. Life, jobs, and family have moved her around a great deal. Dawson is now settled back to her roots and happy to be back to where her heart has always been. She has a reverent love and respect for this water. Some of the work will be stoneware, finished in a matte white glaze representing the splash and fluid aspects of gulf waters. Some of the works will flow like waves on a calm day, others are intended to portray a more violent yet beautiful conflict such as a crashing wave, or a bulkhead in a storm. Yet, the raku work is more representational of driftwood, bay murkiness, piers, and shore stumps. These 20-25 bowls and centerpieces will have a range from 5” to 24”. My work in general is hand built with a dramatic display of light and shadow within the piece. Often the shadows are more important to me than the piece itself. There is a wall installation depicting flow and movement which is available depending on space and time.