Maddie Gordon – Artist’s Block

Artist: Maddie Gordon
Title: Artist’s Block
Media: Clay
Grade: 9th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Michelle Cho

My piece is a person sitting on a cube with a cube shaped head. When I was thinking of something to make, I didn’t like any of my ideas and I felt stuck. So what if I created a piece that represented how I felt? I named this piece “Artist’s Block” because I liked the play on words. It is similar to a writer’s block but for artists and there are multiple cubes or blocks in this piece, which also adds on to the title. I used clay for this piece and some of the techniques I used were slab building, scoring, and coil building.