Thursday, 26 November, 2015

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Reid Schoonover


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The work I produce is a conscious amalgam of a number of interests I have and an attempt to reconcile these interests in a contemporary way while, at the same time referencing history through art and craft. Though my work may not appear as representative of historic times I do draw much inspiration from them. Also, I am trying to produce work that is easy to use and live with and yet provides visual stimulation, aesthetic pleasure and encourages a conceptual linking to life and times long past.

Description: Reid W. Schoonover - Working Man Studio - Fine Art Pottery
I am fascinated by most things ancient and by life in ancient times in general. The Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages of Korea, China, Japan and Europe all interest me greatly. I also have strong interests in architecture, design and our natural environment. I believe that this fascination and these interests express themselves best through my mixed-media work. The materials I use continue to speak in a contemporary way about life and times past through compositional, visual and tactile aspects such as color, grain, pattern and texture. I see my work as art of today speaking as artifact of tomorrow, referencing historic times through both function and visual stimulation. Essentially I see myself as an object maker with some pieces having a specific use and others remaining intentionally mysterious.

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