Sculptures by Christina Watka seen at Avenue Restaurant, Medfield, MA, Medfield - Murmuration XII: Elated Imagination
Sculptures by Christina Watka seen at Avenue Restaurant, Medfield, MA, Medfield - Murmuration XII: Elated Imagination

Murmuration XII: Elated Imagination

Murmuration XII: Elated Imagination is a part of a larger series of site-specific installations that are composed of thousands of hand-sculpted porcelain pieces installed directly onto the wall in a spontaneous way. The studio process is extraordinarily detail-oriented and thorough. Before reaching their intended space, the porcelain pieces pass through Watka’s hands at least six times. Each piece is carefully hand-sculpted, buffed, kiln-fired, glazed, kiln-fired a second time, and then applied to the wall. The installation composition references naturally occurring patterns found in swarms, flocks, cells, constellations, and topographical maps, and aims to emphasize the restaurant’s abundant natural light by using low-relief sculptural undulation to explore a visual conversation between density, mass, lightness, and air.

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Christina Watka is a New York-based installation artist who specializes in large-scale installation art. Watka’s installations evoke naturally dynamic patterns found in swarms, flocks, cells, constellations, and topographical maps. Her work often captures the natural light in specific spaces by using low-relief sculptural undulations that ebb and flow in a visual conversation about density, structured chaos, lightness, and air.