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Last Modified: June 20, 2014

Octopus's Garden

Davis, CA - June 20, 2014 - UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents "Octopus's Garden," the solo exhibition of Radomir Schmidt, June 23–August 1. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the gallery 530-752-1475. Radomir Schmidt will be atthe reception to answer questions.

The logarithmic curve spans time and space, it binds our spiral galaxy, the band of a hurricane, and the curled edifice of a humble snail. We are all born mathematicians; it shows when we see a shell on the beach and smile.  There is poetry in math.  And magic… But I digress.  I enjoy sculpting in clay because it’s, well, enjoyable. A little curiosity about the natural world mixed with an innate desire to build things can lead to many entertaining hours in the studio. Playing with clay affords me a glimpse into a world of intricate puzzles. How does a snail form its shell; an octopus curve her tentacles; a crab fit his legs under the carapace? It is a test of sorts. Did I pay enough attention? Can my hands match what my mind sees?  The most important lesson for me from all this?  Don’t over think it. Enjoy the journey!  So, enjoy the show – I enjoyed getting it here.




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