Working with artist Sol Davis on the “Reikan” exhibit has really got me thinking about color. The subject matter we chose to concentrate on is one that I am very close to. I find it very visually integrating and full of wonder. After looking at the work for an extended period of time installed in the Full Circle Gallery I realize it is Sol’s color that really keeps my attention. His pieces are so bright and vibrate. The color evokes a scene of awe and wonder. This feeling I get when I look at these colors and his ability to manipulate a color palette really make my my visual mind start ticking. How do I, as an artist, approach color?
On more than one occasion since I opened the Full Circle Gallery I have been faced with the challenge of creating a color palette for something or another. In these situations I found myself saying “I am not a colorist”. As a potter I have spent years developing my forms, though the color is important, for me form has always come first. After putting the “Reikan” exhibit together with Sol Davis I have decides to take a deeper look at what color means to me as a potter and an artist.