Ceramics

An Illustrated Ceramic Dish That’s Only Complete with a Tiny Sculpture


Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Illus­tra­tor Lena Guber­man has recent­ly cre­at­ed a series of ceram­ic sculp­tures called Wrapped that speak to the inno­cence and imag­i­na­tion of youth. The char­ac­ter design is charm­ing, but what struck me about the project was the clever inter­ac­tion between fig­urine and plate (above).

I love how the lit­tle girl com­pletes the illus­tra­tion on the dish—it’s as if she’s in the mid­dle of a dream where she’s cling­ing onto a valiant stal­lion. Phys­i­cal­ly, the horse is removed enough from the char­ac­ter to sug­gest that she’s divorced from it in some way—like it’s in the subconscious—but still has a con­nec­tion.

That’s not all that’s includ­ed in Wrapped. With the char­ac­ter, Lena places them in sur­re­al sit­u­a­tions that seem part of the same fan­tas­ti­cal world. See more from the series here.

Illustration Lena Guberman has created ceramic sculptures called Wrapped that chronicle a young girl in surreal, dreamlike situations.

 

Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Ceramics by Lena Guberman

Here’s Wrapped in progress:

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman

Ceramic sculptures by Lena Guberman