This trio of wall-mounted pieces depict Gaia, the persona of earth itself, in several of her many aspects.
Gaia of the Waters represents the flowing waters of the world.
Gaia Abundant, as a representation of the fecundity of life, takes on the characteristics of a tree. If you look closely, you may notice that her feet are beginning to form as roots, and her hair and head extend into the tree trunk and branches. Even her hands are almost beginning to shape themselves into twigs.
Gaia of the Rock emerges from a basaltic column. I like to depict Gaia in the fundamental form of the earth itself, as rock or as magma.
These pieces were fired in reduction, causing the oxides and glaze pull oxygen from the clay body and the glaze chemicals, resulting in an almost magical transformation that is never completely predictable.