Ware, Libby: 1942, USA

The Artist:

Libby Ware was born in Florida. She studied art and craft and particularly ceramics. She was educated at: American University, Washington, D.C.; St. John's College, Annapolis Maryland; Penland School of Craft, Pennland, NC; Corcoran, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Metropolitan Community College, Denver, CO; San Diego AdultEducation; University of California Extension, San Diego, CA; University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA; Professor Charles Thompson, New York, NY.

Ms. Ware in a nationally known craftsman. Her work is treasured in private and corporate collections. Some collections which have been professionally photographed have photos that are, on request, are available for review. Some are: Reston International Center, Reston VA; Gateway Marriott, Crystal Gateway Hotel Washington DC; Private Residential Collection Washington DC; Copenhagen Imports, Sarasota, FL; Private Residential Installation Washington DC; Boca Grande, FL.

Artist Statement:

In using five sides of a cube as the basic statement of the picture plane, Ware's intention is to synthesize painting and sculpture, even though the cubes are characteristically attached to the wall. The confounding of two and three dimensional space is meant to present to the viewer, at a subtle level, with a visual puzzle. In addition, the depth and space of the cubes draws in the viewer, further into the composition. As the viewer moves past the work the image / illisuion changes. Therefore, movement is a key characteristic of her multilevel installations. Another aspect of each piece is the owner's choice of involvement, each cube is individually mounted with hidden hardware. A person can choose to arrange the cubes to suit a specific aesthetic / space. "It is the dynamic of change and movement which I find so seductive in creating wall sculptures. In using small standard shapes e.g. squares, triangles, diamonds, rectangles, circles, I hope to set-up visual stimulation[s] that amaze, bewilder, and re-organize perception. The small drawn elements are evocative of repetitive constructs found in some fiber art. Other of my wall sculptures play with visual tricks reminiscent of Op Art, and still other wall sculptures play with colors. Lusters, which radiate iridescent luminescence, help create the mystery of material used in constructing the cubes. (Are the cubes paper, wood, metal, etc?) The cube structure is porcelain. Clay is an ancient material which is soft and then hard capturing its organic nature and capturing the handmade process. The cubes, separate and apart from each other, have subtle elements of difference from one another. The choice of clay celebrates the use of non-industrial material in our electronic age, an age which promises change and movement at an accelerated pace."

The Art:

The majority of Ware sculptures are constructed from high fired porcelain formed into individually mounted cubes which have been glazed and fired with a variety of surface treatments. Each piece is unique, although a concept may be carried through a series of pieces. Each sculpture is shipped with all mounting hardware and mounting template. Installation typically requires about 2 hours. Although mounting is quite straightforward, the Ware studio offers their services if the client prefers. More often than not, the Ware studio is asked to install works that will be displayed in public area, because the art in those spaces typically require particular mounting methods. Cubes are generally mounted in closely grouped arrangements. However, cubes are installed in free forms with greater separation between cubes. The cube arrangements can flow over doorways, windows, and around corners. And, with special mounting, arrangements can flow across ceilings. Sculptures made of high fired porcelain, a fully vitrified ceramic, are suitable for mounting outside as well as indoors. Sculptures made of low fired sculptures, which can be more brilliantly colored, are suitable for indoor use only. Color and/or the number of cubes used in a particular sculpture can be custom designed and modified, to suit a client's location. For example, the sculpture presentation would vary in the number of cubes used, and maybe color, depending on the needs of the space and the preferences requested by the client.

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Libby Ware: Atlantis...Close-Up

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Libby Ware: Continuum...Close-Up

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