The Vase is an immersive vessel and has been an important part of human daily life for thousands of years, with some fragments found in China dating back as far as 20,000 years ago. The ancient Greeks used ceramic vessels in every aspect of their daily lives: for storage, carrying, mixing, serving, and drinking, and as cosmetic and perfume containers, many with pictorial illustrations that provided insights into their everyday existence as well as philosophical scenes and stories.
Tree has its own retro inspired range that is modern, sleek and simple. We all like to smell and admire freshly cut flowers arranged into lovely posies; it is a way of brightening our moods on melancholy days and is a reminder of all the natural beauty that surrounds us. Emma Bass has frozen beauty in time with her imperfect series, capturing specific moments of wilting wonder by photographing her floral arrangements in her personal collection of Crown Lynn vases. So, come see us at Tree Gallery and we will help you find the vase that’s just right for your home, work space, mum cave or as a gift for a deserving friend.
The Dinosaur being chained and tamed by the little blue figures is titled Wrath of a Titan and it has a lot to say about the relationship of command. The Dinosaur rests on its own base, as do the little blue men, separating the inhabitants of two different worlds or islands. The blue men are a technological advancement, while the dinosaur is the master of its own environment with no natural predators. The blue men manage to chain the beast representing industrial dominance over the Titan (dinosaur).
The monkey and the cephalopod in the spacesuits talk to us about how biological and cultural evolution go hand in hand and the dinosaur fetus looks like it could be straight from a Jurassic Park lab!
Personally, I feel most captured by the earlier image of the little spaceman out of his suit sitting with his head in his hands, titled Adaptive Radiation. Justin explains “long after the time where a hard-suit might be necessary for a new environment, the individual who was inside can now reflect on the role they played. The term "adaptive radiation" related to the way in which populations move into new environments and establish fitness”, but he somehow reminds me of the ashen victims of Pompeii in a melancholy kind of way; out of the safety of his suit and just letting himself be taken by the environment force that is too uninhabitable for his organic body to endure.
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