Bonnie Belt, ceramic sculpture. Wind-blown cypress tree on a covered bowl, with tree branch handles on the bowl. Open spaces on lid/top on both sides of the removable top. Approximately 13 inches high and 12 inches in diameter.
A ceramic artist for many years, Bonnie found her inspiration in the forests and rugged Pacific coastline. This appreciation of her surroundings became the basis for her art.
"I sculpt each piece individually from white stoneware clay, often attaching my trees and birds to a vessel made on the potter's wheel. I like combining the symmetry of a vessel with the flowing movement of my sculptures. I hope to make the viewer feel the tranquility and harmony of the subject, but also experience the tenacity of the natural world. I use detail to define my subjects who are realistic but fanciful.