Melissa Johnson praises the style and grace of ancient Greek pottery through a modern perspective. The artist arranges potsherds as delicately and scientifically as an archaeologist. The artist chooses not to reconstruct her subject despite artistic freedom. An artistic eye could easily fill in missing portions of a vessel, yet Johnson chooses to display both the beauty of the image and the bareness of its missing pieces. Johnson has a keen understanding of Greek artistic tradition and maintains the same line techniques, composition, and color palette as the ancient artists.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773 | phone: 781.259.8355