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Nino Caruso  
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The heroic episodes recounted in the works of Homer can be admired in the ceramics of ancient Attica, which (mirabilmente, amazingly, extraordinarily) depict Achilles and Ajax playing a game of chess; next to them are these beautiful shields with reliefs that represent mythological deeds. Created using a contemporary aesthetic language, my "shields" express my memory of this piece.
At various times I have explored the theme of the shield, creating reliefs within geometric shapes. The works consist of brightly coloured squares and circles, some with textured effects, fired with oxidation firing. To produce these pieces, a plaster mould is made from a polystyrene model, and the final ceramic piece is produced by slipcasting or pressing clay into the mould.