Peter Bodenham, visual artist

Archive for October, 2009

Art & Utility

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

art & utility Currently I am organizing an exhibition at the West Wales Schools of The Arts @ colegsirgar tilted Art & Utility. The aim of the exhibition is to bring together visual artists and potters in a mixed show of ceramic plates. Many of the artists and ceramicists have a national or International exhibiting profile I have also included recent graduates from New Designers 2009 and students from the college. The show runs from 4th Nov – Dec 4th. The exhibition for me marks the start of a personal aim to make utilitarian work.

Fill Me Up

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

fill me up

A pencil drawing on board exploring the relationship between vessels and the body. This  drawing was exhibited in Spain – Figueres, as part of the Transitar a group show with Lluis Penaranda and Juliette Murphy two Catalan artists.

Ymrwymiad

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

‘Ymrwymiad’

Exhibited at 2009 National Eisteddfod

Ymrwymiad is a sculptural vessel that brings together a ceramic cast of a human leg bone,model trees and comfrey seeds. The seeds are contained within the cavity of the bone creating a storage devise and cultural signifier. The meaning of this sculptural vessel is intentionally open ended for viewer. My motivation as an
artist & designer is to evoke connection and commitment that exist between the body and the land. For many of us today the links between the land are remote and increasingly virtual. For me I see a direct link between the body and the land, in the case of Ymrwymiad specifically connections to Llandudoch and St.Dogmael.