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Tammy Marinuzzi

Tammy MarinuzziCeramic artist Tammy Marinuzzi explores the creative adaptation of the human head and the cup as free wheeling art forms. She says. "Daily interactions, smiles, laughs and sorrows have no cultural bounds. The similarities that make us human and the life events that cause us to be differing inspire my artistic vision. I am a people-watcher, an observer who reads body language and facial expressions and finds there my principle source of artistic inspiration.

The work is meant to express and expose commCeramic artist Tammy on human imperfections, surrounding behaviors such as greed, lust, jealousy, fear, love, and joy. The ceramic objects are utilitarian, amenities that people use on a daily basis: plates, cups, teapots, salt and peppershakers. The work brings self-awareness directly to the table. It is made to mimic the interactions of everyday life and to encourage self-examination. They can be read as heavy both in weight and emotion, a metaphor for human interaction: "One can fill a cup or render it empty."

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