Contrasting Colours by Danica Wichtermann

These pieces were created on the wheel, thrown as a symmetrical form and then altered and carved into. They were particularly inspired by my recent journey up through the Pilbara region of Western Australia to Karijini National Park.

The works were carved on the outside reflecting patterns and textures I saw and experienced within the rock gorges. The surface is further enhanced through spraying on different tones and colours of under-glazes and glazes, highlighting parts and also adding shadows. I chose contrasting colours to represent my own experiences of the lush greenery or the bright blues of the rock pools and sky- against the warm reds and earthy colours of the surrounding stone walls.

Each piece is an individual expression of nature; of self. The intent is not to replicate objects, but to simply translate something seen, or experienced in a unique and interesting way.

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