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On The Wall November 17- Jan 06,2024

Hands: Vehicles of Creation

New Ceramic Sculpture by Crista Ames

 Crista Ames’s, Vehicles of Creation

What is more handmade and of the earth than ceramics.  Crista Aimes relishes this and in her hands, our hands become symbolic, transformed representations of the expressive. 


Her work feels as primal as the prehistoric hand paintings found in caves all over the world, which have always been symbols of cultural vitality. 


According to Aristotle, the hand is the "tool of tools."  Crista Aimes hands hold hammer, rope, cloth.  They fold together, clasp with affection, friendship.  There are no limp handshakes here. 


Today, as we wrestle with the complexities of techno subservience and AI, Crista Ames installation suggest that we should remember that our hands represent humanity making, doing, building, and healing.  Our hands give us the ability to turn ideas into actions, to give our world substance. They are conduits of our creativity


In essence we need to use our hands to express so much and to do, and make good work.  Crista Ames installation generously revitalizes this human attribute and takes it beyond symbolism.

Curator's Notes

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The Clymer Museum & Galleries

Featuring Contemporary Artists &

The Works of John Ford Clymer.

Call for Artists for 2024 exhibitions,  All mediums considered.

If interested send 3 to 4 images, a brief bio and artist statement to


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Ellensburg, WA 98926

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