Kazmear Johnston #P19 Deep Covid
By Kazmear Johnston
Salt Spring Island, BC
|Dimensions||24 × 12 × 10 in|
“Deep Covid” is a sculpture made of clay harvested from a construction site in Deep Cove on Vancouver Island. It was made on a kick wheel and bisque fired in my previous home studio in Victoria, BC. This piece was made during the depths of isolation in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic (2020). “Deep Covid” explores the collective feelings of this time. Its cracks, which are created from working with natural unsifted clay with rocks and random pieces of anything embedded, create imperfections, which are in truth its perfections.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kazmear incorporates his knowledge and education from all disciplines of life into his art practice. He appreciates the importance of change and the acceptance of it. Knowing the impact of the audience, Kazmear is very open to conversations around the work, specifically the meaning put into the pieces and the meaning viewers get out of them.