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Tusks, Horns...Tales
Endangered Africa

May 14 - June 4, 2016

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Ronnie Gould  

I have always been passionate about animals. Every animal has its own unique movements, expressions, and personality. My goal is to capture and highlight these traits. Each sculpture is individually hand-built in stoneware. I use various types of firings, including raku, smoke, and saggar. There is always the element of surprise when firing, because the flame and smoke cannot be completely controlled. Just as animals have their own personalities, these firing processes add unique characteristics to the sculptures.



10% of the sales from this show will be donated to the Franklin Park Zoo, MA.


Statement

"My mission is to create a world in which we can live in harmony with nature." - Jane Goodall

Thankfully there are heroic people working for animal conservation. This exhibit is about endangered animals in Africa: a tribute to their magnificence and a hope for their future. We share this earth with these magnificent creatures that deserve our protection.

"Most of my work addresses specific endangered animals but there are also creatures that simply capture my imagination such as the aardvark and warthog. The rectangular form in my sculptures represents civilization and the precarious balance that many animals are experiencing."
Ronnie Gould