Quantum Pocket - by Elizabeth Fritsch

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Quantum Pocket - by Elizabeth Fritsch

International British ceramist artist Elizabeth Fritsch produces a dynamic synergy in the relationship of painting and ceramic form. Fritsch's ceramics show a unique approach to the vessels form by treating the entire pot as an image on the Vessel. Fritsch makes flattened vessels a few inches deep and then also creates the illusion of the object being fully rounded using drawing techniques. This example, Quantum Pocket 1984, depicts an interplay with painting and form with clever arrangements of diminishing cubic rectangles in harmony with the boundaries and actual curves of the pot. Fritsch's recalls that the, 'form determines image, image determines form', so acknowledging the symbiotic relationship central to her expression and inviting a metaphysical dimension to the work and influences visual interpretation.

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