Artist Media Series
This is a colorful and detailed water jar by Federica Antonio. The piece has a round shape with an elongated neck. The neck is painted with a rain design swirling down to the shoulder. The body of the jar has two black-and white cloud sections. They are separated with five-color sunset cloud patterns. Note how they appear to change shape and form in the various rows! Great op-art design! The painting process in the two colorful sides on this piece is one that she rarely likes to do as it is so time-consuming. Each square is outlined with bee-weed, then filled in with a clay slip and THEN it is painted over again so that the lines are differentiated between each color. It is much more time-consuming but it is also much more visually dynamic. This combination of thin walls, classic shape, and tightly painted design creates a piece that is visually stunning! The jar is signed on the bottom, “F. V. Antonio”.