These sculptures made of ceramic shards have taken on an organic quality. They appear in bloom with delicate colored petals fanning outward in a slow burst. Artist Zemer Peled created the sculptures to examine the beauty and brutality of the natural world. She was inspired by the Blue and White floral and landscape designs painted on Japanese Igezara Wares. And it has translated into her work through the use of blue cobalt, a color found in traditional Japanese pottery and which she has used frequently in previous collections. Each shard is smash hammered to create its shape and then arranged into the blossom form of the finished piece.
These ethereal pieces are currently on display at the COLLECT Art Fair in London. The work can also be found on the May cover of Ceramics Monthly. [h/t thisiscolossal.com]