Sky Island, 2015 , Porcelain shards, fired clay, 30 x 18 x 14 inches

Zemer Peled employs thousands of ceramic shards to touch upon themes of dualities, such as static and dynamic, creation and destruction. Her work involves the reappropriation of destroyed clay. Peled grew up in Israel near an archeological site where she came into contact with historical ceramic artifacts and shards. This experience provided Peled with points of reference for her art. From a distance her pieces look soft and beautiful, but as the viewer approaches the work, the sharp edges reveal themselves, demonstrating the beauty and brutality of nature.

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