Joseph Gower

Artist Statement

This work deals with objects of a new domestic culture that have often been overlooked in terms of beauty due to their function and association. By recreating car fenders, toolboxes, and motorcycle tanks in ceramic, these stereotypically masculine objects are transformed into works of art more closely associated with sensuality and beauty. The intermingling of fine art, design, popular culture and mass produced merchandise is a result of our immediate environment. These works are examples of man’s constant need to beautify their own surroundings.

-- Joseph Gower