The above outdoor/indoor sculpture is made of refractory clay, fired to cone 06.
"Venus in Taurus" was completed in 2008 and stands 44 inches high, The
armature consists of a central iron rod welded to a black iron base plate.
The title is in reference to an astrological configuration on Glover's
natal chart other than that, this is no significant meaning.
2006, Glover has been working at Silica Studios in Palm Springs, California.
Using earthenware sculpture clays, the sculptural forms are constructed by slab, coil and pinch
techniques. The surfaces are sometimes embellished with a variety of sprayed
and splattered underglazes, layered with detailed brush designs of terra sigillata and
burnished with a river stone achieving a smooth satin finish. Within the past
few decades, two directions are simultaneously being pursued.
Firstly, the "orbs" or cocoon-like forms draw attention to its hollow
interior, by placing a small ceramic ball(s) inside to creating a
rolling sound. Secondly, the tall totems or "monopeds" are about
balancing on point, as the dancer, or quill poised to make base notations
and test both visual balance and gravity. While this may seem an
intellectual approach to creating sculpture , it is more important that
intuitive thoughts prevail.