CERAMICS I PORTFOLIO
"As Above, So Below"
13” x 20” x 20”
This Artwork is dominated by dark colors with a range from brown to black. The shape of this object can be considered round, although it is mainly irregular. The base of the object is smaller than its upper part. The pattern of its outer surface is either an image of some tropical or desert setting, or a disorganized pattern. This Artwork looks as a flower, and it can be considered as being "warped" inwardly; and this makes the imagination to think that there is a force pulling it in. There is a sense of motion. The outside layer is very well finished. The inside part is not being shown. This Artwork is possibly very smooth, and can be used as decoration.
Laocoön and His Sons
Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus
1.84 m in height
Interpretation: The artist/s is/are possibly Greek as the time period indicates. The time this was made is possibly not too far from the fall of Greece (relatively). Much work may have been put into this single sculpture. This sculpture was made possibly to represent fatherhood. This Artwork might communicate some mythological story. This Artwork represents fatherhood because here, the father is about to be bitten by a serpent; and serpents represent temptation and evil in most western cultures. In better words, this represents the agony of a father (which can be seen in Laocoon's face) caring for his children; because the father has to protect his children from the danger they are for themselves due to their "evil" (the serpent is much more attached to his children). The serpent might represent an evil thing passed from generation to generation which the father has to fight in agony. The interpretation can be even vice-versa, because the serpent is biting the father; and thus instead of representing evil in the children themselves, the serpent might represent the duty that involves raising children; while also including the inevitability of being bitten by it once you are raising them. The message communicated about inevitability of having to carry the responsibility of having children, is represented by the serpent's bite being hard to prevent at the distance she is from the father. In conclusion, this represents the agony of having children, although it also may have other different meanings I couldn't notice in this interpretation.