Jonathan Cross
Formation II
2014

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black stoneware, wood fired, glazed, gold enamel

Jonathan Cross develops work from a place where his interests in geology and architecture intersect, resulting in abstract sculptural forms. Form, mass, line, color, and surface are utilized to alter the viewer’s perception of these sculptures from various vantages. Raw clay is hewn and assembled into shifting slabs that balance between heavy masses and thin slices, simultaneously occupying space. During the firing stage the work is further altered as different patinas of wood or soda ash are slowly deposited on each piece, creating aged and natural colors across their surfaces. Lines and shapes are also etched into the fired surface and serve to disrupt the visual balance of the work. Ancient and modern aesthetics intermix across the planes of the work to create petroglyph-like markings with a minimal sensibility. Jonathan Cross’ interaction with clay creates a new context in which to experience the material.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    14 in. H x 5.5 in. W x 6 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Reference Number
    LU137114596
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1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in Phoenix, AZ

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