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July/August 2008 Centerfold

Ocean Life Series by Kristin Braun | Artscope Magazine
art: Ocean Life Series
artist: Kristin Braun
medium: ceramics

I am fascinated with ocean life such as sea urchins, sea slugs, and sea cucumbers. I am drawn to the curiosities and symmetries that exist with in nature’s peculiar creations. Nature’s systems and compositions are inherently perfect and elegant. They can only be celebrated. That is my calling.

I am currently most intrigued by sea urchins. I make spines and put them on forms to create sharp features on soft venues. I employ slip trailing to represent the low-relief patterns.

  • Jurors:
  • Catherine Green, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
  • Sara Zela, Lamont Gallery
  • Elena Sarni, artscope writer