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Virus Sculpture

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Dimensions | Height 42 cm (16.5") x Width & Depth 27 cm (10.6")

A fascination in how the world looks at a microscopic level conveyed through the hands of a leading ceramicicst.

Inspired by the lifecycle of the virus and other botanical and biological specimen Eva Zethraeus has spent several years in researching a way of constructing and deconstructing the viruses method of replicating itself. Fascinated by reoccurrence in nature she finds interest in how organized the seemingly chaotic universe is on a microscopic level and depicts this by a repetition of form. Being extremely technically developed every part is hand thrown and made with the utmost precision and attention to detail. Taking 2 months to create this piece is an intricate dance between technical skill, experience and the physical possibilities of clay. The piece has been spray-glazed from different angles and the tips have been glazed with platinum, giving the sculpture a beautiful depth and sense of motion.

Eva Zethreaus has over 10 years of art related study behind her, culminating in a MFA from the HDK university in Gothenburg, 1998. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is part of many formidable collections including the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and Röhsska Muséet in Gothenburg.

*The piece has been incised with a signature and date on the bottom.

Dimensions | Height 42 cm (16.5") x Width & Depth 27 cm (10.6")

Artist | Eva Zethraeus

Date | 2018

Materials | Porcelain

Glaze | Sprayed metal oxide glaze, platinum tips.

Techniques | Hand thrown and assembled.

Origin | Gothenburg, Sweden


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