Saturday, February 13, 2010
KORE WITH BREAD/ A Figurative Ceramic Sculpture With Volcanic Earth From Mt. Shasta
by Eric Whollem
volcanic earth paint from Mt. Shasta and green raku glaze on white clay
Collection of the artist.
Photo copyright by the artist.
Ceres Symbolized by a Kore
Ceres, the ancient Greek Goddess of grain is here represented
by my own modern version of a Greek Kore. Kore means
maiden in Greek. In allegorical art the kores were often used
as types to represent muses or Goddesses or spirits of nature.
Here she stands, bearing a loaf of bread. The kores are usually
seen in the more ancient Greek art with their feet close together
in front, the classical style.