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Fierce Feminine

Robbie Heidinger

Comments 1 Tags Camille Henrot, Kali

Fierce Feminine

        Camille Henrot's pieces remind me of a mother who has gone ape shit. Her powerful installations have the suggestion of order and domesticity except they have exploded. Her organized abandon leave me curious to know more about the experience. A delicate line for visual artists.  Kali creator and destroyer of time.


Different Life Forms

Robbie Heidinger

Tags Puryear, Rie, Ruth Asawa

Different Life Forms

I am very attracted to art objects that are imbued with an internal life. I think one of the things that first attracted me to ceramics was the intrinsically implied life force of the vessel. The container that carries the metaphor for that which can carry, hold, protect and create life.  Ruth Asawa's work has a motherly quality. It has a sense of feminine protection, form holding form- protector of children and nature. Her enclosed pods have a gentile embracing vibe.  They are soothing whole objects, self contained and autonomous.   Martin Puryear's work also captures an internal life but in a different way. Pleasing to the...


Dig In

Robbie Heidinger

Dig In

Just like dance, pottery has its daily practice. You warm up with some standard shapes, cups perhaps, and then move on to more complex forms. The adagio happens when all your haptic muscles are warmed and you can effortlessly flow through forms. Beyond touch, your mind and expression are all synced up.  For me Picasso was always the ultimate vision of an artist who luxuriated in an endless flow of creativity, basically he was always warmed up. He is my romantic vision of an artist at peak performance perfecting and re ordering imagery.  Picasso jumped back and forth between 2D & 3D...


Planar

Robbie Heidinger

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Planetary

Robbie Heidinger

Comments 1 Tags Alexander Calder, Constellations, Hans Coper, Holst, MYCENAEAN

Planetary

I can remember the first time I saw a Hans Coper pot. How powerful and otherworldly it was! A perfect sculptural vessel. His work was modern and timeless at the same time just like the ancient pots I had admired at the Met.   Calder like Coper was feeding off the european trends set by Mondrian and the Bauhaus thirty years earlier. As abstract as this work may appear it is all formally based and touches that internal core that influences my work.     The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part...