Four Play Poetry Art - Michael Terra

These ceramic wall sculptures each feature spinnable disks that produce shifting, fragmented poetry.
created by

Michael Terra

$150.00 $ 64.99

created by

Michael Terra

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Language Arts

Artist Michael Terra is known as "the mud poet" for the way he combines a love of words with the crafting of clay. These playful, interactive sculptures allow you to play along in shaping the meaning of the work. Mounted on the front of a textured ceramic plaque are four disks, each threaded on a wire. Each disks carry a single word on both faces, and can be flipped over or spun to change the word displayed, creating a shifting, fragmented poetry. The background surface of both the orange "Salamander" and cooling "Blue" has been imprinted with panels of geometric texture. Both pieces display a spirit of earthy, childlike spontaneity in their craftsmanship, combined with a sense of wistfulness and longing in their words. Handmade in Paducah, Kentucky.


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"As I do larger works, I would use these small faces as 'sketches' and they would pile up in a basket in the studio... a gallery owner, in the studio one day to pick up a larger piece, spotted the basket and bought the whole lot... they were gone from the gallery in a month and they became their own event.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
iron, stoneware, food-grade glaze
11" W x 17" H
Wash with water as needed, air dry.
Wall Hanging can make dozens of poems, image shows front and back of each rotating piece, spin the pieces to make a new poem daily.
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Four Play Poetry Art has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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