Transcending clay traditions of making functional pots and figural works,
California sculptor Bean Finneran creates installation-based conceptual
sculptures from thousands of porcelain curves, handmade ceramic
forms she derives from nature, inspired by the tidal marsh and grasses that
surround her studio. The curves sprawl across the gallery, inch up a wall,
or thread into a large beehive shape, their organic nature stimulated by
Finneran's color choices such as bright yellow, red, blue, and white. Finneran
was an artist in residence; this is her first solo museum exhibition.