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Steven Gootgeld

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20101012113916-hive_dream
Hive Dream, 2010 Handbuilt Ceramic & Wasp Paper 9"H X 9w X 6d © 2010
Moontemple
Moon Temple, 2010 Handbuilt Ceramic 18.5"H X 9w X 4.75d © 2010
Believe
Believe, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 12.25 X 10 X 4.75 Inches © 2009
Sacredplaces
Sacred Places, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 25"H X 8w X 8d © 2009
Enteringthedream
Entering the Dream, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 18 X 10.25 X 8 Inches © 2009
Leapoffaith
Leap of Faith, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 19"H X 6w X 8d © 2009
Celebrationoflight
Celebration of Light, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 9.25"H X 16.25w X 7d © 2009
Dreamvoyage
Dream Voyage, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 22.75"H X 7w X 9d © 2009
Revealed
Revealed, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 11.25"H X 10.5w X 5d © 2009
Firedance
Fire Dance, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 12"H X 16w X 4d © 2009
Angelsamongus
Angels Among Us, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 22.5"H X 11w X 5.5d © 2009
Oneintotheother
One Into The Other, 2008 Handbuilt Ceramic 19"H X 9w X 4.5d © 2008-2009
Eagerforlight
Eager For Light, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 11.5 X 12.5 X 3.5 Inches © 2009
Emeraldamaryllis
Emerald Amaryllis, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 23.25 X 12 X 3.5 Inches © 2009
Ideacrystallized
An Idea Crystallized, 2008 Handbuilt Ceramic 15.5"H © 2008-2009
Endlessdream
Endless Dream, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 14 X 11 X 5 Inches © 2009 Steven Gootgeld
Illdoitmyself
I'll Do It Myself, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 10.5"H X 12w X 6.5d
Oneintotheother
One Into The Other, 2009 Sculpture 19"H X 9w X 4.5d
Boneyardcathedral
Boneyard Cathedral, 2009 Sculpture 11.25"H X 14.5w X10d
Eyeonchaos
Eye On Chaos, 2010 Sculpture 7"H X 4w X 3.75d
Artsandarchitecture1
Arts and Architecture, Taos 2010, 2010 Handbuilt Ceramic Various
Anightonpedernal
A Night On Pedernal Handbuilt Ceramic 14.25"H
Beacontomybeloved
Beacon To My Beloved Handbuilt Ceramic 7"H
Celestialinterlace
Celestial Interlace Handbuilt Ceramic 13"H
Cliffdwelling
Cliff Dwelling Handbuilt Ceramic 19"H
Cubistoceanwave
Cubist Ocean Wave Handbuilt Ceramic 12.75"H
Freedomassky
Freedom As Sky Handbuilt Ceramic 17.5"H
Guidlinglight
Guiding Light Handbuilt Ceramic 14.75"H
Healingtherift
Healing the Rift Handbuilt Ceramic 15"H
Ideacrystallized
An Idea Crystallized, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 15.25 X 12 X 7 Inches © 2009
Letitgo
Let It Go Handbuilt Ceramic 17.25"H
Navigatingabreakthrough
Navigating a Breakthrough Handbuilt Ceramic 17"H
Outpost
Outpost Handbuilt Ceramic 14"H
Seedofthought
Seed of Thought Handbuilt Ceramic 17"H
Taoschurch
Taos Church Handbuilt Ceramic 7"H
Windowsofthesoul
Windows of the Soul, 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic 9.75 X 10 X 3 Inches © 2009
Wonderofgrowth
Wonder of Growth Handbuilt Ceramic 17"H
20110318085621-soulofthemachine
Soul of the Machine, 2011 Ceramic, Stainless Steel, Glass, Paper 19x19 © 2011
20120620003740-savedbyapoem
Saved By a Poem, May 2012 Ceramic/Mixed Media 21.5"H X 12.5"W X 6"D © 2012
Steve5
Quick Facts
Lives in
Taos, New Mexico
Representing galleries
Copper Moon Gallery, Cardona-Hine Gallery, Dayle Dunn Gallery, David Anthony Fine Art
Tags
ceramic modern abstract sculpture
Statement

I am inspired by my personal international experiences, existential psychology, the cosmic connectedness of us all, architecture and the natural world. My passion is to explore ideas that bring my personal psychology to a new or uncomfortable edge so that I break old patterns of thinking or behavior. Next, I explore what that idea or breakthrough might look like, what colors represent it, or what relationships of form and texture might convey it. The challenge of putting these ideas into three dimensional ceramic results in sculpture that pushes my medium well beyond accepted limits while conveying ideas that can take me or the viewer out of the ordinary world into a place of reconsideration. 

Ceramic offers me a relationship to the mineral kingdom, resulting in a personal grounding. The visceral experience of manifesting thought into form, employing clay, cannot be matched by any other medium. 

I am able to stay in my creative space by intentionally creating a simple lifestyle. Constantly regarding everything I hear, see and feel as relationships to in-form my mind, I am always mentally creating and recreating physical forms. 

My iconic animal sculpture represents my relationship to the natural world, while my abstract work represents captured moments of my surreal and existential world.