artist: relief art • sculpture • furniture

A collaboration with Jill Kyong & Jim Christiansen

Rice bowls can be symbols of either abundance or scarcity. Easily held in two hands, they might represent an offering of thanks or suggest food insecurity. The length of the box, the line of empty bowls, and rice just out of reach evokes the problem of hunger in an environment of plenty.

Dimensions:    10”h  x  36”w  x  7.5”d   

Materials: Beech, Maple, rice,

Finish: acrylic paint, Osmo Top Oil

Notes: This was a collaboration project between Jill and Jim.  Jim created 20 rice bowls and then handed them to Jill to do something with.  Jill gave no  input to Jim on his bowls and Jim had no idea what Jill would do with them.  The idea was to have two artists collaborate, but not influence each other’s point of view.  This piece was created for the Influence/Confluence show for The Art Spirit Gallery, June, 2021.

This piece was also juried into Wharton Esherick Museum’s 2021 show: “Wood and …” and was included in their virtual show due to Covid restrictions.

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