Walt Whitman Ceramic TV Sculpture

created by

Vicki Hartman

$38.00

created by

Vicki Hartman

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I Want My WTV

Can what you watch shape your outlook?

Artist Vicki Hartman poses this provocative question on a miniature screen with her freethinking and metaphoric exploration of consumerism and the media. An artful, ceramic sculpture ignites the conversation through Walt Whitman's immortalized poetry: "Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss what insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem."

Prop or hang as a reminder to lead a thoughtful and examined life. Handmade in New York.

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

"I see the television as an opportunity to make a subtle, subversive comment on our passive, consumer culture," says artist Vicki Hartman. "Television screens are an opportunity to make a positive comment through media. For example: what could our TVs tell us that would be helpful and reaffirming?"

Hartman creates each piece with the magic of the mundane in mind. "Ordinary environments are my source of inspiration. How people create homes has captured me since I was a child," she says. "What we choose to save and what we choose to get rid of, what creates comfort and safety, what is sentimental, and what is a symbol of success. I make handmade objects because they create warmth in a home, and often remind us that imperfection is beautiful and authentic."

Hartman currently works as a full time studio potter from her home in Rochester, New York, where she lives with her husband and two children. She explores the themes of family and community life in her work and is constantly making new discoveries through the process of making with clay.

She received her BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and also studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Moravian Pottery and Tileworks, and Penland School of Crafts. She ran a custom ceramic tile and mosaic business in the Hudson Valley between 2000 and 2004.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
clay, metal
Measurements
Approx. 3" H x 4" W x 1.25" D; Antenna: approx. 1.5" L
Notes
Comes ready-to-hang (slot for nail on back), also stands on its own on desktop - although slightly rounded on bottom.
Signed by the artist.
Item ID
20359

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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Walt Whitman Ceramic TV Sculpture
 
4.3

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4.0

A bit wobbly...

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      Comments about Walt Whitman Ceramic TV Sculpture:

      Item was a gift for our boys' teacher. It is very unique and of good quality. The quote really makes you think. Only thing we didn't like was that it was wobbly when placed on a flat surface. It looks like it could tip over easily. We are going to try to put some felt pads on the bottom to make more stable.

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      4.0

      very cute

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      from Detroit, MI

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

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        • Gifts
        • Office

        Comments about Walt Whitman Ceramic TV Sculpture:

        I got this for my desk at work. I am in sales and it is a great conversation piece. Small but meaningful.

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        5.0

        A great unique gift

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        from NJ

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        Comments about Walt Whitman Ceramic TV Sculpture:

        I was suprised by the three demensional quality which makes it so much better.

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        4.0

        Postitive Programming

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        Pros

        • Artistic
        • Thoughtful
        • Unique

        Cons

        • small

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        • Gifts
        • Inspirartion
        • Office

        Comments about Walt Whitman Ceramic TV Sculpture:

        I love this product! It is a great way to highlight an inspiring quote. Perfect for a gift or for your wall at home.

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