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"

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. Documentation on last day 11/13-12/10/18

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. Documentation on last day 11/13-12/10/18

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. Documentation on last day 11/13-12/10/18

My Sweet Valentine, 2018. Documentation on last day 11/13-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 40 x 32 x 33"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Documentation of last day. 11/21-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Documentation of last day. 11/21-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Documentation of last day. 11/21-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture), 2018. Documentation of last day. 11/21-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Unfired Clay, bread dough, watermelon, stocking, polly-fill. 38 x 32 x 32"

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Documentation of last day. 29/11-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Documentation of last day. 29/11-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Documentation of last day. 29/11-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Documentation of last day. 29/11-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture II), 2018. Documentation of last day. 29/11-12/10/18

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III), 2018. Unfired Clay, pomegranate, synthetic hair, latex gloves, plastic, metal ring, water, latex paint.

Description

Focusing on the ephemeral qualities of certain materials in contrast with others that have the potential to last forever, 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 such as the the unfired clay and fresh fruit/vegetables will return to a state where it can be reused, whether reconstituted to produce a new ceramic work or taken to the compost pile.

Untitled (Ephemeral Sculpture III) adds the element of water, held by rubber gloves and allowed to drip slowly on to the sculpture over the course of the exhibition period. The work is intended to erode, changing in form as the water vessel is replenished.