“Diver” by Jackie Shatz

ceramic and acyrlic paint
5 x 9 inches
Price: $400.00

My recent wall sculptures encapsulate various suspended states of being. The images
of swimming, floating and “about to” gestures imply anticipation, hesitancy, anxiety or
relief from anxiety. I did not set out to express these psychological states – they emerged from the selection of the actions and creation of the pieces themselves. The
meanings are hidden like the meanings in dreams.
These works ride the edge between painting and sculpture; between stillness and
movement; between the figurative and the abstract.There is a tension implied between
the permanence of a captured moment and the transience of a movement suspended
in time. The dimensions of the sculptures allow one to look into intimate space; they
owe a debt to the scale and narratives of Medieval art.