Abstract red clay, turquoise and red glaze sculpture; organic shape with straight diagonal along top.
Daleene Menning received her M.F.A. in Ceramics and Painting from the University of Michigan in 1970 and later was the head of the ceramics department at Grand Valley State University for over 30 years. Menning is locally recognized for her large scale ceramic tile murals that can be found at this university, as well as the Grand Rapids Bus Station and Meijer Heart Hospital.
Throughout her work, Menning is influenced by the postmodernism concept of reworking past ideals to fit the contemporary world. Her work often reflects forms, patterns, and stories from Ancient Greek culture.