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Horn of Plenty

“Horn of Plenty” is a playful shrine dedicated to the human imagination. The centerpiece of this installation is a 7-ft tall fiberglass unicorn-sphinx entitled “Antenna”, which will be surrounded by a family of approximately 50 smaller ceramic figures.

The initial inspiration for the big unicorn came from a small ceramic nightlight that I had as a child. It was white with a broken golden horn. Like this horn, my imagination was broken for many years. I could only draw rigidly from life and had trouble accessing the mysterious worlds of my subconscious mind.

This all changed in 2016 when I simultaneously started working with clay for the first time and began meditating. These two practices opened up a creative channel within me and regrew my metaphoric “antenna”, connecting me back to the playful imagination of my childhood.


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Horn of Plenty

“Horn of Plenty” is a playful shrine dedicated to the human imagination. The centerpiece of this installation is a 7-ft tall fiberglass unicorn-sphinx entitled “Antenna”, which will be surrounded by a family of approximately 50 smaller ceramic figures.

The initial inspiration for the big unicorn came from a small ceramic nightlight that I had as a child. It was white with a broken golden horn. Like this horn, my imagination was broken for many years. I could only draw rigidly from life and had trouble accessing the mysterious worlds of my subconscious mind.

This all changed in 2016 when I simultaneously started working with clay for the first time and began meditating. These two practices opened up a creative channel within me and regrew my metaphoric “antenna”, connecting me back to the playful imagination of my childhood.