Call of the Muse
“Call of The Muse” 23”x 20”x 20”, fired clay
Private collection: Chicago, IL USA
The text on “Call of The Muse” begins with the first line of the Beatles’ song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” - “picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.” I was inspired by the idea of ‘a girl with kaleidoscope eyes’ - how we might metaphorically look into the eyes of our inner muse and be enticed into taking a journey with her.
The text continues into an excerpt from “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll wherein Alice and the knitting sheep are drifting down a river. All manner of surreal things happen to them and they ultimately end up back in the little shop where their adventure began. This section of the book partly inspired the song, but also represents how miraculous and unbelievable things can occur when we embark on a creative journey.
The word pattern flows leisurely around the figure as the path of a river, akin to the many twists and turns in life.