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Curtis Benzle, Benzle Porcelain
The primary purpose of my art is to embrace the illusive, emotional content of traditional beauty. Form, color, pattern and light are the bones of this pursuit but, in the end, the driving issue comes down to my desire to convey the poetry of a quiet moment—to create a visual sanctuary.
My personal body of work represents a singular aesthetic ideal embedded in two seemingly different types of objects. The vessels grow from a tradition of refinement and intimacy historically represented by the fine porcelains of Western Europe and Asia while the lighting is more contemporary in its consideration of the conceptual impact an object has on an occupied, “living” space.