KATE BUTLER





 
 
 
  






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Alongside the ceramic work that I pursued at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in the fall of 2019, I designed and built four pedestals that resonate with the movement and organicism of my sculptures. These were conceived as  alternatives to the cubic, white pedestals that conventionally support  small-medium scale sculptures and ceramics, and which I perceive as reinforcing the status of these things as inert display objects. These pedestals, by contrast, in resonating with the motifs of curvature and counterbalance that occur in the sculptures, suggest that such patterns occupy a reality that transcends any one object. 

The plinths were created using a combination of plywood, bendable plywood, and “wiggle wood.” They have been thoroughly sanded but are otherwise unfinished.