"Greenbud," 2006
Glazed ceramic
5 x 14 x 16 in.
"Budding Vase," 2006
Glazed ceramic
20 x 22 x 18 in.
"Armed Bud," 2006
Painted ceramic
4 x 9 x 20 in.
"Budding Fetus," 2006
Painted ceramic, glaze, wood
8.5 x 12 x 6 in.
"Budding Organ," 2006
Painted ceramic and glaze 16 x 20 x 9 in.
"Ballooned Organ," 2005
Painted ceramic
14 x 18 x 12 in.
"Serpent Wall Piece," 1999
Glazed ceramic
12 x 12 x 2 in.
"Yellow Rockin'," 1999
Glazed ceramic
13 x 13 x 6 in.
"Celestial Coilins'," 1999
Glazed ceramic
12 x 12 x 2 in.
"Celestial Creatures," 1999
Glazed ceramic
12 x 12 x 2 in.
"Nine Tiles," 1999
Glazed ceramic
6 x 6 in. (each)
“Heart Mosaic (Deeply Moved)," 1998
Glazed ceramic
20 x 14 x 4 in.
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CLAY BODIES

These clay forms refer to organs in the body.

 

The original vessels and containers used by early Man now form works that contain psychic longings and connections between universal elements. They are often thought of as reliquaries to be used on special occasions for rituals.
 

EYED

This 2012 installation was created during my series of eye surgeries intended to fix a macular hole, which can result in distorted vision. Each eye is made of glazed terra cotta and measures anywhere from two to nine inches in length. 

© 2016 by Olivia Beens

Email: oliviabeens@gmail.com

Photo Credits:

Sherman Sussman

Regina Cherry

Chris Bolton

Seth Rubin

Peteris Krumins

“Heart Mosaic (Deeply Moved)," 1998

Glazed ceramic 20 x 14 x 4 in.