Priscilla - Untitled Mystery Ewer
Saxe fixes a sharp wit into his series’ of ceramic vessels, gently undermining their functionality whilst refining their sense of craft. ‘Untitled Mystery Ewer (Priscilla)’, like many of Saxe’s pieces, raises itself as a clashing of old and new. Figuratively traditional, the folky, milk-maid-like rendering of the female form is cut with a faint, indismissable contemporariness in its realisation. The subtle metallic finish and affixed gemstones applied across the teapot present a calculated reflection on post-modern vulgarity masqueraded as neoclassicism, the application of the teapot itself also hijacked as a further, brusque psycho-sexual disruption.
Medium: Porcelain-Mixed Media