Friday, August 15, 2008

Grotesque Swan

We have pretty much finished up with the building of our projects here in Dresden. Another one of the forms we were able to work with was this swan, which was modeled after Meissens swan service collection. Olaf, our guide here at the manufactory told me today that when this form was modeled, there was an interest in grotesque representations of nature. The way that the bird seems to be thrashing around inspired me to place the rat on its back with the tail wrapping around the neck.

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