Joseph Pintz - artist and ceramicist inspired by the rural

I was flipping through an old sketchbook and came across an artist, who I thought I would share with you. I never quite appreciated his work, but after the field school, I have a deeper understanding. The lesson I have learned: Embrace where you are and where you come from. Joseph Pintz grew up in the midwest picking seasonal fruits and canning with his family. The rural environment and his upbringing has influenced his work. One example would be his "Cultivate" exhibition held at the University of Nebraska - Omaha.

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His ceramic work is also evidently influenced. Many of his pieces are glazed in a manner, which alludes to peeling weathered paint. Paint like we saw at the site that we stopped and photographed our last day of the trip (right photo is taken by me at the site). The function of the pieces themselves allude to a simpler way of life.

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Check out his website for more: [embed]http://iconceramics.com/[/embed]

B Day 3

Yesterday, I scoped out a few sites on the way into Byers and in the town itself. I found one in particular, which I fell in love with. At exit 299, there is a weather station and a pair of twin silos across the road. Chasing the light to 299.

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These photos are the ones. They will be the final diptychs. However for the exhibition, we will print just one of the viewfinder and include the object next it leaning against the wall. I will finish the diptychs for the portfolio and for myself.