Artist’s Perspective: Brittany Sievers’ award-winning sculpture

Photos by Sara Sicona / Courtesy Brittany Sievers

“10,656 Palms” by Brittany Sievers

Brittany Sievers' "10,656 Palms" ceramic sculpture
The artist next to her sculpture.

“Drawing from my background working in a bookbinding factory, I individually generate ceramic multiples by creating an impression of my hand. Bookbinding connects my hand to each person who handles the book. Can this indirect interaction with others be quantified? ‘10,656 Palms’ begins to record and quantify the touch of my hand to clay through this repetitive motion in order to address this question.”

THE ARTIST: Sievers, an Indiana native, is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at LSU. Her 12-foot-high piece “10,656 Palms” (shown in detail above), earned her the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. She also won first place at Forum 35’s Art Melt in July for “Welcome Mat,” a similar ceramic piece visitors were encouraged to walk across. brittanysievers.com

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