Why Does He Run?

Ceramics and other art stuff.
By Alex Costantino

contact @ alex.costantino at gmail dot com

Haint Blues. sgraffito on porcelain. 2014

Tiny Orbits, 2014

Slip and glaze on stoneware. 

Look At Me! vase from 2014.

I like the idea of imagery that arises out of geometric pattern. My interest in African fabrics, Mimbres pottery, Australian painting, and Islamic art meet- the idea that representation can happen at the very edge of formal or geometric pattern.

Geometric Tumblers, 2014.

Hand-carved patterns in porcelain.

Two Shibori Tumblers, 2014.

Clear glaze and slip on porcelain

Two Shibori Tumblers, 2014.

Clear glaze and slip on porcelain

Because the Giant Squid. Porcelain. 2013

Another go at the motif of the squid and the whale. I’m using sgraffito in a more illustrative and also a more highly patterned style. This vase is much larger than my earlier try.

The Man With A Riddled Face. Mixed Media on paper. 2013.
His face is built from watercolor and india ink. There’s something about the combination of washy cubism and geometric design that I wanted to try, to get two form languages to talk and fight. Made with a tip of that hat to old Pablo.

The Man With A Riddled Face. Mixed Media on paper. 2013.

His face is built from watercolor and india ink. There’s something about the combination of washy cubism and geometric design that I wanted to try, to get two form languages to talk and fight. Made with a tip of that hat to old Pablo.

Big Cats and Little Cats. 2013.

Big Cats and Little Cats. 2013.

Green Tree, acrylic on paper, 2013.

Green Tree, acrylic on paper, 2013.

Brown Feather earrings. 2013
A rather angular design.

Brown Feather earrings. 2013

A rather angular design.