Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

humilis et sublimis

Posted by Hippo Bean at 11:50 PM

Talent cannot be adquired. You're either gifted or you are not. In the beginning, there are humilis and sublimis. For the sublimis, sooner or later their peternatural gift would come into consciousness, and great art would be among us. Hippo, the humilis, had the chance to feast her eyes upon these exceptional creations this weekend at the CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art) in Davis (she loves ceramics). Hopping from gallery to gallery, walking among works of art, professional and amateurs alike, her eyes opened to great wonders of imagination, creativity and interpretation. Some clearly stole her heart and total admiration. It was also a revelation that since her preference is in paintings, the sculptures that caught her eyes were ceramics that have paintings, rather than form. And she had forgotten what a vibrant city the student town of Davis is. The Victorian fratern houses with greek letter organization, the small cafes, galleries and numerous ethnic restaurants. We painted town doing all the exhibits, including a small one displayed inside the ACE store, from high school students. At the Artery, the Hippo quite nearly fainted when she saw Thomas Post handbuilt stoneware tableware (she's a sucker for tableware). Purchased a bowl, the green and orange in the archipelago palette simply stole my heart. The day culminated in a nice breezy break atop the John Natsoulas gallery terrace. Not bad a day away from the mundane.

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