Shaner’s use of earthenware examines material origin, the artist meditating and focusing on the geological foundations under which the substance exists, so as to recall nature in each of his non-representative sculptural acts. The “Hanging Landscape” is a series of simple spheroid clay forms, each segment quietly and elegantly resolved then strung up and suspended sequentially. However, through acts of reference — as well as delicate use of relationship in terms of colours and textures found in startling and intelligently utilised natural processes — a notion of the land is poetically built almost like the sedimentary layers of earth itself. Hanging landscape, Big Fork, MT, 1994 Glazed and incised stoneware, steel cable Chop mark to several pieces 65" x 5 1/2" Provenance: Purchased from the artist.
Medium: Stoneware-Steel cable