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Tradition And Innovation: Extremeñan Connections And Collaborations, Jo Farb Hernandez Apr 2010

Tradition And Innovation: Extremeñan Connections And Collaborations, Jo Farb Hernandez

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The writer discusses the collaboration between California artist Sam Hernández and the Moreno León family from Extremadura, Spain, who create tinajas, monumental ceramic storage vessels. While Hernández approached this collaboration with admiration for the elegance of the traditional tinaja, and respect for the Moreno León ceramists, the innovation in superimposing his own images led to a totally new set of sculptures that, though linked to his earlier oeuvre, are markedly different from it. By recontextualizing the tinaja into a contemporary narrative through the overlay of his chosen subject matter, he shifted the collaboration into a new territory, as, at the ...


Tradition And Innovation: Extremeñan Connections And Collaborations, Jo Farb Hernandez Mar 2010

Tradition And Innovation: Extremeñan Connections And Collaborations, Jo Farb Hernandez

Jo Farb Hernández

The writer discusses the collaboration between California artist Sam Hernández and the Moreno León family from Extremadura, Spain, who create tinajas, monumental ceramic storage vessels. While Hernández approached this collaboration with admiration for the elegance of the traditional tinaja, and respect for the Moreno León ceramists, the innovation in superimposing his own images led to a totally new set of sculptures that, though linked to his earlier oeuvre, are markedly different from it. By recontextualizing the tinaja into a contemporary narrative through the overlay of his chosen subject matter, he shifted the collaboration into a new territory, as, at the ...