I love work that is a palette for images, especially imaginative, whimsical images.
I also love cobalt blue drawings...ala' Blue Willow! I really like the dark humor, violent and snarky context. Gun fighting Jesii, knives, tightrope walking, drownings...all perilous, but not real.
Stephen Bird is an artists who spends time in the UK and Australia. Born in the ceramic town of Stoke-on-Trent, England, he attended school in Dundee, Scotland. He creates functional and sculptural pieces.
He works in porcelain and appropriates images and techniques from the pottery houses of his home area...sprigging, cobalt blues, leaf-work!
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