This series of ceramic work started in 1983 during a ceramic sculpture class Kenney took in college (see history pictures). The series has continued and evolved over the years. Kenney’s aspiration is to make large pieces that have a presence and command attention because of the size. Most are made in sections and then stacked on poles that are fitted into a concrete base. The poles keep the sections from sliding off and the concrete makes for stable heavy base. The ceramic forms themselves are usually pressmolded on a table or floor using concrete blocks and various other shapes to contain the clay slabs. A large slab is used to cover the open part of the piece to create the appearance of a solid ceramic shape from all sides. Each section on Hawaii Stack Form weighs about 100 lbs and the clay is from 1/2” to 1.5” thick. There are clay sleeves inside where the poles go through each section to strengthen the finished work.
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