Figures sneer, twist, struggle, cry and roll about laughing. Their identities left obscure, van Wetering’s characters try to reveal themselves, turning inside out, entrails exposed. “Giorgetta Livorno’s” raw intensity can be interpreted as a visceral embodiment of creation—the confusion of the process and gut-wrenching embarrassment of showing the final product. The sculpture looks like it was built up in layers before finally being glazed. Drowning in paint, “Giorgetta Livorno” stands for what it’s like to be consumed, even deceived, by art.
Medium: Painted Glazed Ceramic
153/4 × 191/4 × 317/8 IN