Mighty Moose
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Mighty Moose

Sculpture medium: Ceramic sculpture



Gallery: Mint Art Gallery

Ships from: United Kingdom

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About the artwork
Megan’s collection of Netsuke jars is inspired by Japanese customs of the 16th and 17th centuries. Traditional Japanese kimonos had no pockets and men who wore them needed a place to store personal belongings. They would tie a pouch or small box around the kimono’s sash by means of a cord which was secured with a button like toggle called a netsuke. Over time these evolved from a strictly utilitarian form into objects of conspicuous consumption with varied themes such as nature, mythical tales, and historical figurative depictions. Megan envisions her netsuke jars as a place to store precious items watched over by these small animal sculptures.


Medium Ceramic sculpture
Framed? No
Subjects Animals & Wildlife,
Style Folk Art
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity No
Artwork Dimensions: 13 X 9 X 8 X cm

About Megan Adams

Megan Adams hails from Wyoming, USA and has been a long-time resident of London, UK. She got acquainted with ceramics via evening classes and went on to complete a ceramics degree. While studying, she was encouraged to enter the V&A’s ‘Inspired By’ competition and has since exhibited twice at the V&A museum. She was also selected as a licentiate with the Society of Designer Craftsman culminating in a show at the Chelsea College of Art. Most of Megan’s work draws upon historical and mythological iconography, re-interpreting the allegories behind famous tales, and representing them in sculptural form. She explores humankind’s relationships with those who share our world and warns against taking these relationships for granted.