Title of Art Piece: Mortem ad Vitam
Category: Ceramics – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: River Carroll
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement: The meaning of this piece is that from death beautiful things can blossom from it. When making the teapot I was completely stumped for what I should do for the teapot. Till one time in class we were talking about chiropractor and bone. And from that conversation I started working on fossil for the teapot, then on top would be crystals, then finally the flower on top. But since it has both life and death in the piece I thought the name for it would be perfect since it means “to death, for life”. And that under something so innocent like a flower can be these big beautiful fossil underneath the soil.
Artwork Dimensions: 10″ high 7″ wide

Original Images:
1. https://artalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/52-a6a69575a0bcf9c504f5378a8b3c8199/2023/04/IMG_1668.jpg

2. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F04%2FIMG_1677.jpg&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=9a597e35fc005e456491ea4d6580f1a027aec12066d56e9ba94b26d97a18cf81

3. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F04%2FIMG_1670.jpg&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=fc0b0a4eba14e7146c5c305706281be985d9af86c594d3259bc6cf183752a73c