Water Vessels

Wire crocheted ewer

Water Vessels Sculpture Series ~ Thirst ~

slosh (v.)
slosh (v.)
Drop
Drop
Ewer
Ewer

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Addressing our coming water crisis by creating vessels & sculptural forms that are designed to hold water or be water yet are unable to do as is their purpose. Having lived in areas of the world with an abundance of water and other areas with little water, and most recently, Hawai’i, which seemed to have enough fresh water until it was announced that oil storage tanks were leaking above the underground water used by the city. Overnight, even plentiful water supplies can become lost.
 
Hand-crocheting blue colored copper wire to evoke the idea of water, the wire also represents the hidden damage mining copper & other materials devastates water systems which in turn then destroys ecosystems and lives in faraway lands so we may have electricity in our homes & enjoy our smartphones.

The hand-crocheted Ewer is inspired by water pitcher designs from the Ottoman Empire. Evoking the concept of water, yet addressing the worldwide water issues with its inability to hold that which it was originally designed to contain.
Slow drips are becoming huge Drop(v.)s, and soon this water crisis will be a raging river. Slosh(v.) shows our daily small wastes and the artist is taking up the challenge to be mindful of the entire hydrological cycle on our planet.


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http://studiodeanna.com Welcome! I’m Deanna, a metals & fiber artist creating sculptures and wall art installations. My work is very tactile, 2D & 3D textiles and often takes organic forms inspired by our natural planet. My international experiences have provided the opportunity to swim in the gorgeous tropical waters around Hawai’i, hiking in the rainforests of Far North Queensland, and the breathtaking beauty in Africa. Utilizing my custom-made steel tools, my favorite pieces to create are large-gauge wire crochet sculptures. My meticulously handcrafted designs will enrich your office, home, and outdoor living spaces. Currently I am dividing my time between the Tokyo Bay Area and Hawai’i and am open for commission art works.