Ceramic art by Coleton Lunt

Artist Statement

Through the lens of ecofeminism, my ceramic sculptures examine the interdependent relationships of organisms within a community or habitat. The installation format allows me to enhance the strength of individual components by placing them within a larger, more diverse matrix of forms. Although static, the figures appear to undulate and writhe as though they possess the inherent agency to respond to their environment. Every object is a piece of the whole, working together to bear some relation to the symbiotic ecosystems of Earth. Their mineral encrusted surfaces evoke geological features as their forms suggest biological organisms. They are living landscapes, hybrid symbols of life and land.

The construction of each form derives from the ceramic vessel where its traces can be detected in various locals: throwing lines may reference an underlying skeletal structure and openings are now orifices that breath, see, or eat.

The work emphasizes the importance of letting nature act on her own will, to give up the struggle for control and to live in harmony, not dominance. During the act of making, intuitive, reactionary, and even arbitrary decisions are made, facilitated by the plasticity of ceramic media, perhaps mimicking the self-organizing and self-generating processes biologic life.

4 responses

  1. Joe Viers

    Hey Coleton,
    A WEBSITE! Wow, you’re ahead of me in the “techie” field. Can’t wait to see more stuff when you get going. Good luck on the new adventure at NAU. I visited their campus earlier this year. Lots of wood fire and soda kilns. Let me know when events are coming up there.
    Joe Viers

    August 13, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    • Good to hear from you Joe, I will defiantly let you know about events I find out about, it would be great to see you again.

      August 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

  2. Ed Turner

    Hi Coleton
    Yvonne and I are at Green Valley this week and were hoping to see you, get a chance to hike with you, plus buy more of your work. ;-). I’m glad to see you are at school doing something you love. Your gallery has some amazing work, I can’t wait to see more.

    September 22, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    • Coleton Lunt

      Thank you so much. That truly means a lot. I won’t be able to join you hiking because I’m fully engaged in life and school here in flagstaff but I’m sure Utah will treat you right. The only pieces I have displayed are in the wide angle gallery on main street in St. George. I’m not sure what’s left. Thanks for your support, you have givin me a lot of encouragement

      September 23, 2011 at 6:06 AM

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