Brooke Noble is a ceramicist whose imagery on functional pottery and wall works often emphasize the idea of home. Winged women seek independence while trying to honour their duties and are reflected by the birds that fluctuate between nest and cage. According to Noble, "[h]ome can describe the physical structure of house, a comfortable emotional bond, or a specific appreciated locale." Noble's use of soft pillow imagery instead of traditional plaques or plates for wallhangings serves to underline the notion or presence or home yet a gain. Where we are expecting something soft, she gives us hard and shiny.
Artist: Brooke Noble
Women, Boat, Wheels