‘Amalgamations’ by Jackie Head

Clay is a versatile medium, used to design items as different as bowls, vases and freestanding sculpture. Ceramicist Jackie Head threw a little math into the mix to create yet another idea, the wall tile installations she titled “Amalgamations.” It’s all about repetition, pattern and geometry. “My work focuses on … complex systems found in nature,” she explains. “The colors employed help emphasize the relationship between positive and negative space created by the spacing of the tiles. Each piece uses multiples to connect and create a larger, resonating effect of infinity, suggesting an opportunity for the pieces to keep growing. Like a beehive, my work is compacted into the space provided, but has the ability to expand over any surface.”


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‘Amalgamations’ by Jackie Head

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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