FAIRY RING (TRAVELLER’S COMPANION SERIES), 1968
porcelain and plexiglass
height 16.5 ins; 41.3 cms
From Lewis' “Traveller's Companion” series, “Fairy Ring” is one of his most visionary works of art. As Mathieu notes, the phallic sculpture is part of “series of salt and pepper shakers and other vessel forms, thrown on the wheel in porcelain, in a very fluid, loose, direct and non-conventional anti-craft fashion.” “Fairy Ring”, along with other works in the group, such as “Nothing is Revealed”, “serve as a subject for exploration of diverse concepts around making and using, touching and looking, and other more obvious sexual connotations.”
Paul Mathieu, “Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics,” New Jersey, 2003, page 173.
Department: Canadian Fine Art