Gallery / Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud Series

2016

Work encompassing thoughts about impermanence, the intangible and climate change pondered, made and exhibited from 2014 - 2016.

 

This series of work has been exhibited in Wonky, Contemporary Artists & Wabi-Sabi at Tinning Street Presents in 2016, Belonging, Embodied Commentaries Inspired by Place at the ANU National Art School Gallery and shortlisted in both the Victorian Craft Award and Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award all in 2015.


Statement on clouds:

Romantic landscape painters depicted turbulent skies, full of cloud as portents of doom.

I obsessively watch the sky and record its prospect. I see clouds as atmospheric beings whose presence promise rain.

Cruelly, rainfall in a time of climate change is catastrophically either abundant or meager.

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud 2016 by Robyn Phelan

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud  2016

ceramic sculpture & rainwater

h.300, w.400, d. 25cm (variable)

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Cloud Dreaming Game (detail) 2016 by Robyn Phelan

Cloud Dreaming Game (detail)  2016

stoneware clay & glaze

Shower 2016 by Robyn Phelan

Shower  2016

stoneware clay & glaze

Faith 2016 by Robyn Phelan

Faith  2016

stoneware clay, glaze & rainwater

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud series 2015 by Robyn Phelan

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud series  2015

Southern Ice Porcelain, oxides & stains

variable 120 x 120cm

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Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (detail) 2015 by Robyn Phelan

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (detail)  2015

Southern Ice Porcelain, oxides & stains

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (detail roots) 2015 by Robyn Phelan

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (detail roots)  2015

(roots detail) 2015 by Robyn Phelan

(roots detail)  2015

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (sky two views) 2015 by Robyn Phelan

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (sky two views)  2015

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Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (Victoria Street) 2015 by Robyn Phelan

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud (Victoria Street)  2015

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Cloud Dreaming Game 2011 by Robyn Phelan

Cloud Dreaming Game  2011

stoneware clay & glaze

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Cloud Dreaming Game (detail) 2011 by Robyn Phelan

Cloud Dreaming Game (detail)  2011

stoneware clay & glazes

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Cloud Dreaming Game (detail) 2011 by Robyn Phelan

Cloud Dreaming Game (detail)  2011

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