Artist: Eric Serritella, US
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 9 x 12 in.
Credit Line: Photo by Jason Dowdle
Object ID Number: 2016FFESe2
Object Number: 2016FFESe2
Notes: My techniques, textures and aesthetics have matured since “Magic Realism,” although the messages within both large and small works remain the same. I strive to challenge the viewer through both the nature of the material and the messages within. My recent work includes my largest vertical piece to date, a six-foot tall tea pot. “Stranded Cetacean,” links human impact to the earth’s waters and their inhabitants. It uses the physiology of the once nearly extinct blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived, to represent the magnificence and susceptibility of all creatures that breathe and swim. Since 2010, I strive for the life in each creation to foster awareness, and influence the viewer’s behavior toward the environment. My hope is that at least some will acquire new appreciations and ways of seeing, and thus choose to walk with softer steps.