The Arizona State University Art Museum is celebrating their Ceramics Research Center’s 10th anniversary in its current facility. The ASU Art Museum Ceramic Collection has been a leader in collecting contemporary ceramics for over half a century. To honor this event, the Museum acquired several masterworks to add to their permanent collection of over 4,000 objects. Mindy Solomon Gallery artist David Hicks‘ glazed ceramic Flora was one amongst those to be included.
Flora (yellow melt), 2012
Glazed Ceramic, 25 x 15 x 14 in
Hicks also recently received a major commission for the Celebrity Cruise Line (below).
Flora Group, 2012
Glazed Ceramic, dimensions variable
Hicks’ organic shapes call to mind agricultural and allegorical references.
“Agriculture speaks to me about my own human experience. In the agricultural world there are cycles that that feel like allegorical references to a human struggle, a struggle that starts with fertilization, moves through growth and finally ends in decay.”
Read more about his work at the Mindy Solomon Gallery website.