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Cynthia Consentino

The Kiss

Earthenware, coil and slab construction, terra sigillata, underglaze, stain, glaze, oxidation fired

17 x 10 x 6



The Kiss is the first in a series exploring interactions and emotions between two people in a relationship. Each vase depicts a head. The heads fit together like a puzzle - one head literally holding up the other. Each head can also sit in a different orientation, creating a new interaction or interpretation as well as offering the possibility of functioning as a flower vase.

The series also experiments with flattening volumes and depicting the face more as an assemblage of reliefs versus fully rendered forms.

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