A Dream - Totems for Humanity

Public Sculptures by Pam Brewer seen at Turchin Center For the Visual Arts, Boone - A Dream - Totems for Humanity
Public Sculptures by Pam Brewer seen at Turchin Center For the Visual Arts, Boone - A Dream - Totems for HumanityPublic Sculptures by Pam Brewer seen at Turchin Center For the Visual Arts, Boone - A Dream - Totems for Humanity
A Dream - Totems for Humanity, NEA Grant for Turchin Center for Visual Arts. Approximately 100 community members designed, built the sculptural forms, created the ceramic tiles and applied the mosaic to the individual totems.

Meet the Creator

"Following a labyrinth of sorts, with a degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I designed my way to becoming a general contractor and ending this stage of my life with a Design/Build construction company. Having always chosen the road less traveled, I ended up in the mountains of NC, exploring life as a studio artist. Since 1993, beginning with mosaics, I have been breaking and making ceramics as a full-time studio artist.

Discovering clay as a medium to sculpt the forms on which to apply the mosaic, I became enamored with the material and its processes. Influenced by many teachers, and inspired by Penland School of Crafts, a door was opened that will forever be magical for me. I was instinctively drawn to the more primal materials (earthenware and terra sigilatta), and the most time honored forms of hand building (pinching and coiling). Living in stillness (which is always a challenge), and in the oldest mountains on the planet, I am continually silenced by the beauty of our natural and organic environment, and attempt to reflect that in my work.

The clay simply empowered me to discover the act of creating."

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