|Bruce Dehnert. In progress, studio1|
|Bruce Dehnert. In progress, studio2|
|Bruce Dehnert. In progress, studio3|
|Bruce Dehnert. In progress, studio4|
|Bruce Dehnert. In progress, studio7|
|Bruce Dehnert. In progress, studio6|
In her 1939 essay “The Art of Biography,” Virginia Wolf compared the biographer to that of a miner’s canary, venturing depths and documenting conditions and place, in a tangential manner in which the viewer/reader is then able to follow in the footsteps of the maker. Art, for me, functions as a journalistic device in which we are able to relish the visual stories that are based on subjective reasoning.
I often invent glaze formulae that will explain something of these firing processes and their effect on materials that melt, crystallize, fuse, drip, or remain stable. I am curious about which elements become obscured and which do not. This surely has something to do with the power of nature to create and destroy, and my approximation, as an artist, of these behaviors in order to elicit an aesthetic experience.