The Peach at the Bottom of the Bowl

Peach Mold

Monday

Peach Mold

Tuesday

Peach Mold

Wednesday

Peach Mold

Thursday
Fragrance–Essence of Peach

Peach Mold

Friday
The syrupy liquid is smelling a bit bad and the peach is beginning to collapse.

Peach Mold

Saturday

Peach Mold

Sunday

Peach Mold

Second Monday

Peach Mold

Second Tuesday

Peach Mold

Second Wednesday

Peach Mold

Wednesday Increased Luminance to Show Detail

Peach Mold

Wednesday Zoomed In and Increased Luminance to Show Detail

Peach Mold

Second Thursday

Peach Mold

Second Thursday View 2

Peach Mold

Second Friday

Peach Mold

Second Friday Detail

Peach

Second Saturday

Peach

Second Saturday Detail

Peach

Second Saturday

Peach

Second Sunday

Peach

Second Sunday Detail
Curious if the small blue patch will increase in size.

Peach

Third Monday

Peach

Third Monday View 2

Peach

Third Monday Detail

Peach

Third Tuesday

Peach

Third Wednesday

Peach

Third Wednesday Detail

Peach

Third Thursday

Peach

Third Friday

Peach

Third Friday Detail

The folks I live with decided it was time to remove the peach from the kitchen. Apparently, it was too fragrant for them. I had hoped to keep it until it became totally dry. When I flipped it over there was a lot of dampness surrounding the stone.

Peach

Third Friday Evening

Peach

Third Friday Evening Detail

Peach

Third Friday Evening Detail, Last Image Before Recycled

It may seem peculiar that I am documenting a molding peach, but it brings to mind the types of glaze surfaces I used on my work in the 80s and 90s.

This is a piece that I made while in undergrad at Ohio State University in the 80s. I was delighted to find actual lichen living on the piece. Surprised, but delighted.

Lichen Glazed Piece

The pieces can be arranged in a couple of different ways, but this is how it has been positioned for over twenty years on our upstairs deck.

Lichen Glazed Piece

As was my process at the time, the piece was glazed multiple times. The base glaze was a lithium blue. It was followed with multiple red lead glazes. Yep, that was red lead with chromium dioxide.

When I was using lichen and lizard skin glazes, I was not looking at moldy peaches. Because I have used those glazes, I now look at mold growth.

Often people assume that a piece references something that is not part of the content. I believe that the reason this happens is because we view things through a filter of our experiences. The viewer’s interpretation may not be correct, but it is a way for them to access the piece.


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