February 2006: Jen Forte

Jennifer Forti will be showing her latest ceramic sculptures.  Whimsy and an off kilter sense of humor inhabit her pieces.  Forti explains that her work is inspired by "circus-charged" images, as if her sculptures live under a circus tent.  Disembodied heads, parts of figures, anatomical hearts, egg-like thrones and lots of stripes seem to be her themes.  Bright colors and white crackle glazes give texture and depth to these hand built constructions.  One sculpture, a three legged figure with metal casters as feet, supports a half egg shape with a nestled disembodied head which leaves the viewer to wonder at it's expression.