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Featuring an Eclectic Array of Primarily 20th Century Artwork

Bambi Waterman

Waterman, Coral Polyps Waterman, Coral Polyps red Waterman, Coral Polyp orange  Waterman, Coral Polyps purple Waterman, Coral Polyps blue Waterman, Coral Polyps turquoise Waterman, Morphology 1 Waterman, Morphology 2 Waterman, Morphology detail 1 Waterman, Morphology detail 2 Waterman, Touch Waterman, Sound  Waterman, Sight Waterman, Taste Waterman, Smell

Waterman, Coral Polyps

Coral Polyps Series by Bambi Waterman, 2015-16, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Coral Polyps redCoral Polyps Series by Bambi Waterman, 2015-16, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Coral Polyp orangeCoral Polyps Series by Bambi Waterman, 2015-16, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Coral Polyps purpleCoral Polyps Series by Bambi Waterman, 2015-16, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Coral Polyps blueCoral Polyps Series by Bambi Waterman, 2015-16, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Coral Polyps turquoiseCoral Polyps Series by Bambi Waterman, 2015-16, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

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Waterman, Morphology 1Morphology Series by Bambi Waterman, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Morphology 2Morphology Series by Bambi Waterman, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Morphology detail 1

Morphology Series detail by Bambi Waterman, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Morphology detail 2Morphology Series detail by Bambi Waterman, Porcelain Sculpture, under 6″

Waterman, Touch

Reflection Pools of the Senses: Touch by Bambi Waterman, 2015, Graphite on Paper, 18×24, One of Five Drawings

Waterman, Sound

Reflection Pools of the Senses: Sound by Bambi Waterman, 2015, Graphite on Paper, 18×24, One of Five Drawings

Waterman, Sight

Reflection Pools of the Senses: Sight by Bambi Waterman, 2015, Graphite on Paper, 18×24, One of Five Drawings

Waterman, Taste

Reflection Pools of the Senses: Taste by Bambi Waterman, 2015, Graphite on Paper, 18×24, One of Five Drawings

Waterman, Smell

Reflection Pools of the Senses: Smell by Bambi Waterman, 2015, Graphite on Paper, 18×24, One of Five Drawings

POLYPS: The primary focus of my work has been an investigation of form in the Natural World. My intensive explorations with porcelain clay have aspired to lend a clarity and beauty to the subtle complexities found in the process of life forms, with relationship to the cycles of existence. My continued interest in ecology and biological form has lent me to an investigation of Coral Reefs and the millions of tiny colonies of Polyps that make up these vast underwater landscapes. Coral Reefs are one of the wonders of the natural world. Protecting thousands of miles of shoreline from erosion, these intricate structures support biodiversity essential to the balance of the worlds ecosystems. They are one of Nature’s most significant and ancient infrastructures. Global warming and our overuse of the reefs is causing untold damage to these beautiful yet fragile formations. Through the use of Porcelain clay, and the inspiration of the tiny Polyps that slowly grow and lay down the supporting skeleton of the Coral Reefs, I have created a series of sculptural forms. These have developed and evolved in relation to one another, and portray both subtle and extreme changes in form and structure. Each of the sculptures tiny vessel forms are open as well as connected to one another to signify the hope and possibility of the process of rebuilding and growth. – Bambi Waterman

ARTIST STATEMENT: My explorations aspire to lend a clarity and beauty to the subtle complexities found in the process of life forms. My work reflects my search to find something simple and beautiful and pure out of all this confusion / difficulty of life experience. – Bambi Waterman

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