Post-Consumer Series: Untitled (Blue Relations)
Medium:80% Post-Consumer Ceramic Objects, 10% Porcelain, 10% Glaze and Ceramic Raw Materials
Height: 13 in
Width: 12 in
Depth: 5 in
Ceramic tubes form a "nest" holding eight plates in a circle. The middle is filled with various figures including a duck, a cat, Mary and Joseph and a bear couple, all covered in light blue glaze.
Daniel Bare is a Ceramic Technician and Instructor in GVSU's Art and Design Department. â€œIn my work, I examine the impact of overproduction, consumption and disposal of resources to show how these actions affect ecological balance. I feel an over-powering sense of gluttony and greed when I see the plethora of disregarded products that are briefly used and disposed casually. This cycle is indicative of a human view of resources and the world as an endless and miraculously self-renewing material. Curiously, one could see a beauty and power in the vastness of multiples and the sheer numbers of objects that are crafted everyday without notice.â€