Friday, July 10, 2009

Illustration Friday: hollow



My submission for Illustration Friday's "hollow" is not an illustration but rather a clay pot that is comprised of 4 clay slabs that make 4 separate buildings and a hollow interior. It really isn't hollow but filled with the sky and stars. This vase is owned by a longtime collector of my art and I only made a few of them as they are large and can break and indeed one broke during an earthquake and one got broken that was in transit. Considering all the time and work it left me with a hollow feeling :(

copyright 1995 Valerie Walsh



27 comments:

andrea said...

Wow. Wish I had one.

Janet said...

CoOol! (Two broken after all of your hard work...BUMMER!!)

Connie said...

None of your cozy houses could ever be hollow!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I'm still trying to figure out how you do this wonderful stuff!. You are just so amazing! I the whimsical nature of the piece and the color is just so GREAT! Very nice.

John said...

wow way to cool love them!

Nicola said...

Wow this is beautiful and so cute!!! Lovely work!!

cata said...

Wow!! I love this 3D work!!!
Bellissimo.
Cata

Nothinglikeit said...

I love the stars on the inside and your polymer work is delightful!

robin

Ginger*:) said...

Magnificent once again from multitalented Val.
I love that there are stars on the inside of this gorgeous piece... and am sad that there was breaking news about two of the three.

ArtSnark said...

Fab piece! Love your colors

kj said...

mwah! hollow is the last word in the universe i would ever associate with you.

xoxo

Indigene said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and colorful!

Zari said...

excellent choice for this week's subject! beautiful work!

isay said...

i was asking myself what your artwork's made of...until i read your post. beautiful vase actually and i am sorry to hear that 2 of them was broken. i like the second one most especially....

Bobo said...

Imagine beautiful flowers bloom from the roof, wow!

NANCY LEFKO said...

these are fabulous....how sad that 2 were broken...much too pretty to break !

Jan said...

What? Is it Halloween yet?

Caroline said...

This is a terrific house Val! I looked closer to see all the inhabitants! Wonderful work!

asperezas said...

Amazing!

One thing I've noticed in your work, is the regular presence of these elements: the blue, the cat, the dog, the man and the woman, the stars.

Peter Breese said...

Nice! Four houses for the price of one ;).

bog_art said...

It is a fabubous work!.. I understand your hollow feeling after knowing they broke..

yoon see said...

Wow! Lovely clay vase.
This is a very special entry that I can't miss! Lucky I drop by...

I really admire your talent and passion in art and craft Valerie.
Happy weekends!

Roberta Baird said...

Ok... so is there anything you can't do?

This is awesome Val!!!

Art Fan Ako said...

Beautiful vase! You're amazingly creative.

Art Fan Ako said...

Beautiful vase! You're amazingly creative.

Squirrel Girl said...

awww so sad they broke! When I was in highschool I remember a kid dropped a sculpture of mine and laughed.. I was so sad!

I would have planted something in them!

J.L.Meyer said...

What a wonderful vase! And its so fantastic that they are filled with the sky. Great idea, its like they are open to the Beyond & tomarrow. While still being personal and today.

Sorry to hear about the broken ones.

and- nice music.