Vessel

Tianna Barton,
Vancouver, BC

Dimension

9" x 9" x 6"

Médium

ceramic

As the creation of functional ceramic vessels has traditionally been women’s craft, so is the creation of life in the womb. These mixed sentiments are intended to encourage
dialogue. They are a celebration of ‘womanhood’ and a critique of the problematic nature of woman seen as vessel: life-giver yet object, reproductive rights controlled and sexuality suppressed. Note the anatomically correct internal clitoris.

Vessel

Tianna Barton,
Vancouver, BC

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

Tianna Barton
Vancouver, BC

Born in a log cabin, Tianna Barton was raised homesteading on Cortes Island before spending four years of her early adulthood living in various big and small cities around the world. Studying at Emily Carr University of Art + Design led her to an interdisciplinary practice with an emphasis on performative and interactive sculpture with film as a method for storytelling and capturing performance. Barton uses texture, pattern and busyness as metaphors for the rarely-acknowledged reality that every discussion has a multitude of paradigms, experiences and opinions; this is also represented through ambiguity and a chaos of interpretations within the work. The probing of specific dogmas, hypocrisies, barriers and social norms in her work is sometimes a parallel for more complex issues—where decisions and critical thought are often a steaming pot of conflicting points.

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