Listeners and Talkers

 I get a great deal of pleasure watching people being themselves in unguarded moments, expressing their emotions by their body language. One day I found myself listening to a good friend describing her outrage over an unhappy incident. I realized I sat passively, nodding and making sympathetic murmurs while she leaned forward, tense, focused, intent. 

 This body of work is the first in a series of people-watching that I have created using clay, a medium that lends itself to my guilty pleasure, spying on and then depicting humans being human.

Listeners and Talkers #1 view 1

Listeners and Talkers #1 view 1

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Listeners and Talkers #1 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #1 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #1 view 3

Listeners and Talkers #1 view 3

Listeners and Talkers #2 view 1

Listeners and Talkers #2 view 1

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Listeners and Talkers #2 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #2 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #2 View 3

Listeners and Talkers #2 View 3

Listeners and Talkers #2 view 4

Listeners and Talkers #2 view 4

Listeners and Talkers #3 view 1

Listeners and Talkers #3 view 1

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Listeners and Talkers #3 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #3 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #3 view 3

Listeners and Talkers #3 view 3

Listeners and Talkers #4 view 1

Listeners and Talkers #4 view 1

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Listeners and Talkers #4 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #4 view 2

Listeners and Talkers #4 view 3

Listeners and Talkers #4 view 3