This sculpture series titled Black Crowns is inspired by precious objects with complex histories, such as the Crown of the Andes, a 17th century votive crown made in Colombia, purportedly from melted down Inca objects and stolen emeralds from the last Inca Emperor. The sculptures are made in clay, using mostly slab construction and finished with a high gloss glaze for a uniform and shiny surface. The black crowns represent shadows of former splendor, fallen kings and queens forgotten over time. 

Ceramic Crown, 18 x 18 x18 inches, 2018

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