Terra Cotta, Metal Patina

Made by bonding pinch pots, this funky sculpture was inspired by human-like alien life forms, molten rock, and the human brain. I explored texture by imprinting half of the sculpture to create a rough volcanic rock-like feel. I also explored to idea of making materials seem thinner than they actually are by pinching the edges of this being's head. The exposed brain is meant to imply intelligence. While this was my first experiment with clay you can see how the bust-like structure of it may have helped me create the deep sea diver later on.