There were some experimental times in 2009, when I first got my Paragon kiln and was learning enameling. I was into this book on Parasitology I had gotten. It was a textbook I had been coveting for a while and then had miraculously found used for $3 at a library book sale in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. There are some special books floating around that town, to be sure.
So I got the kiln and started selecting the most interesting shapes and topics from a few choice text books, meandering rifts on the microscopic world. There were Dancing Flukes, Frolicking Amoebas and sugary neurons, and then later the parasite’s sensory organs, which came across as even more abstract than the more straight-forward cellular shapes. I enjoyed the obsessive attention required to obtain a certain result from the enamel- a very finicky medium since its technically painting on metal with fire.
This playing yielded some very fun projects, most of which sold at Florodora in Chicago.