Lechon (Lotus Field)

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Lechon (Lotus Field)

1,500.00

Artist: Katarina Wong

Medium: Ceramic (glazed cast clay slip), 7"Hx13.5"x11", 2014. Please note: This piece may be displayed on a table or hung.

Katarina is a NYC-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, and the founder of MADE. In her most recent ceramic sculptures, she draws on aspects of her cultural heritages as a Chinese Cuban American to reference both Ming Dynasty export porcelains and common Cuban flora and fauna. In this piece, she draws on the central experience of pigs in both cultures. Even today in Cuba, many of her relatives rely heavily on pork and lard to sustain them. (You can see her series of photographs of a pig slaughter during a trip to Cuba.) In Buddhist thought, the pig is a symbol of ignorance. "I seem to always begin from a place of unknowing in my studio," Katarina explains, "so the idea of ignorance as a starting point of creativity made sense. My pig heads serve as the canvas of imagery I painted when I learned to paint using traditional Chinese watercolor and ink technique." 

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