Faculty art show
During the last five years I’ve picked up on the different teaching styles and artistic instruction of each of the Art Professors. I’ve needed each of their different perspectives and insight like the necessary tiles in a mosaic wall. Which is why it’s so intriguing to experience their professional works and see how they apply their teaching. Observing this show has informed my own artistic horizons, especially in the case of Baxter’s series of ceramic bowls/vessels. For a person with a concentration in ceramics, watching the process of this series from beginning to completion has inspired and given awareness to my own process. However, nothing has helped me grow as an artist than listening to how Baxter talks about his pieces and the environmental influences for most of his work. The intellectual aspect of his fish bowls resonates in my own interests. The time lapse of water evaporation is a creative way portray that time will eventually run out for endangered flora and fauna. Humanity has in their hand a button for the destruction or the renewal of creation. Some have decided to be ignorant of this concept, some are caught up in the bystander effect, and some simply don’t have the time to care. The truth is that we are stewards of the Earth and will be held responsible for how it has been looked after no matter a persons faith or religious associations. His fish bowl series is extensive and has a firm and diverse foundation of conversation reading into his pieces. The pieces themselves reflect the nature of the subject matter in all it’s regality.