Ephemral Sculptures

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. (Front) Unfired Clay, pomegranate, honeydew melon, stocking, polly-fill, human hair. 22 x 23 x 31"

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. (Front) Unfired Clay, pomegranate, honeydew melon, bouquet of flowers, stocking, polly-fill, human hair. 22 x 23 x 31"

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. (Side) Unfired Clay, pomegranate, honeydew melon, bouquet of flowers, stocking, polly-fill, human hair. 22 x 23 x 31"

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. (Side) Unfired Clay, pomegranate, honeydew melon, bouquet of flowers, stocking, polly-fill, human hair. 22 x 23 x 31"

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. (Back) Unfired Clay, pomegranate, honeydew melon, bouquet of flowers, stocking, polly-fill, human hair. 22 x 23 x 31"

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, honeydew melon, bouquet of flowers, stocking, polly-fill, human hair. 22 x 23 x 31"

Untitled, 2018 Unfired clay, watermelon, bread dough, stocking, polyfill

Untitled, 2018 Unfired clay, watermelon, bread dough, stocking, polyfill

Description

Focusing on the ephemeral qualities of the materials used in contrast with others that have the potential to last, Amato investigates how the relationship between the ephemeral and the permanent can co-exist, even if for a short period of time. The ephemeral elements of the sculptures will return the unfired clay and rotting fruit back to a state where it can be reused. Whether reconstituted to produce a new ceramic work or taken to the compost pile, the ephemeral sits momentarily with objects that will be reused in future sculptures. Amato is currently developing this series on as Artist-in-Residence at Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN.