Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Mother of Prostitutes 1985. (side view), 380 X 500 X 210 mm, Private Collection. Photographer Jac De Villiers.
This sculpture represents the epitome of greed, lust and power. The main figure is Mother Earth exploited. The lustful creatures are her offspring. They rape, burn and devour her. The tail is the counterpart of male domination.
Revelations in the Christian Bible 17; 1, 2, 5, 16 & 3.
Mother of Prostitutes (1985) (side view), 380 X 500 X 210 mm, Private Collection. Photographer Jac De Villiers.
Press-moulded and hand-built with red and white stoneware clay and bisquit fired to 900 degrees Celsius. Airbrushed and painted with oxides, stained earthenware slips and under-glaze colours. A graphic approach to colour application was established. This was achieved by sacrificing through the painted slips and under-glaze colours to reveal the various layers. The body of the figure was wax -resisted. Glazed in a transparent earthenware glaze (sprayed). Fired to 1060 degrees Celsius. The 'flames' were painted with onglaze colours and fired to 780 degrees Celsius.
Final Drawing in Ballpoint pen for the sculpture titled Mother of Prostitutes.
Preparatory Drawing in ballpoint pen; Mother of Prostitutes.