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Chattahoochee River Series: Ceramic Dish 9
Thrown with Chattahoochee clay and decorated with melted, littered glass

The Chattahoochee River inspires my work because I believe it is the most beautiful place in the world. I grew up there and consider it a central part of who I am. Each of my paintings are done using acrylic paint, and they reference photos taken by myself or my friends. The images I selected for this series demonstrate the tranquility of the river. The scenes vary in time of day to show off the beautiful colors found there. My ceramic plates are thrown with a clay body I created using sediment from the river and are decorated with glass that was littered there. By using glass that was littered, I turn something that was once discarded into art to be admired and appreciated. Through my work, I hope to instill a sense of responsibility for the nature that surrounds us by demonstrating the beauty of the Chattahoochee River and my relationship with it.