Air-setting clay affords many possibilities for an artist.
Nannette used a
variety of unorthodox techniques in her Candyland series. Because the clay baked in a regular oven
at low heat, Nannette could reinforce the clay walls with wire-mesh and cover coils of wire with thin rolls of clay. In this way, she made the medium
unbreakable. To the
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terra cotta, 1961, 10"x7"x6"
Air setting clay, acrylic paint
deals with an one's private and public
personas. In the front view, dark shadows
illustrate the person's dominate personality, while
inherent nature from the public. The back view (not
shown) is a solid covering of the head with only two holes for
eyes. By shrouding the person's true identity, Nannette
allows the public to see only what she wants them to
see. The eyes, visible in both views, connect the
sculpture's two sides with an all-knowing gaze.