Tuesday, November 8, 2011

boxer teapot

Yes, they are boxers

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

head piece 2

This is the second of three.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

photography by Todd Gries

I have been slowly putting this picture together for the past 2 years. I took up with the barnyard brothel women in 2009 and have been working toward the picture above ever since. First I completed the women, which were featured in my graduating thesis. Then, after graduation I worked on how to get the women to stay on my head. I first started imagining these women as a head piece in 2010 shortly before my graduation from the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program for fine art. At first I pictured cone shaped hats or something tiered like a cake (or Devo), but I think this way looks much better. The picture reminds me of Frieda Kahlo. Without a doubt the stern face and ornate hair she displays in her self portraits has influenced me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

three women candelabra

I have been very drawn to this particular mold. The women seem so perfect to me. Small waists, and big breasts, big eyes, big lips...big hair.

This time I covered the womens eyes and left their lips and breasts open for the viewers pleasure. These women also wear crowns of crystal as well and a necklace that binds them all together.
I even went so far as to put "diamonds" on the breasts to make them extra special. Beautiful and innocent these women are just the opposite of the slime women. Both sets of women share the same sense of exploitation though.

slime women

Missing heads for perfect bodies. These women are cast from a 1969 ceramic female prototype. Large breasted, big eyed and sultry lipped I thought I would chop off her head, make her a bit more modest and put her to work as a candelabra. I slimed her because I was annoyed with her perfect body.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Snake bowl #2

I really love the breaks in the glaze on this bowl. The green is so wonderfully slimy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010