MARDI WOOD, CERAMIST
I spend time in Italy each year, visiting, absorbing, and making drawings around
the ruins. Herds of an ancient breed of cattle and small bands or horses live together
off wild grasses and the leaves of indigenous plants and shrubs that grow in the
ravines, the savannas, the pasture lands around these ancient sites. Not wild, not
domesticated, these animals emanate a quality I cannot name.
As I recreate them, their story becomes my story. Ancient images of women are
contemporary in their gaze.
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