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John Brickels


Slab, extruded stoneware, oxidation fired

40 x 24 x 24



Under was inspired by the real-life juxtaposition of a homeless encampment and a former historic orphanage on the Merrimack River. A former historic orphanage building being renovated into luxury apartments displayed an advertising banner that read in bold red letters, “Live Above it All!”. Just up the river was a well-established homeless encampment. I thought it appropriate to use my “Artistic License” to bring these 2 modes of living together in a sculpture.

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