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Pied-A-Terre

My FEET are a portrait. Usually made out of ceramic, terra cotta, stoneware or porcelain, I manipulate the texture and surface of the clay so the FEET reflect an attitude, or a condition, or a change of condition.

The idea started in Greece. For two summers, 1987, 1991, I worked at "Synaxis", a Byzantine site in northern Greece. I was fascinated by the layers of civilizations my fellow university colleagues and I excavated. I felt, in a sense, I was walking along with Ancient Greek, Roman, Early Christian and Byzantine pilgrims.

The FEET can be placed anywhere: indoors, under a table, outdoors, in the garden, climbing up stairs, they can also be placed in different positions…reflecting a dialogue or an attitude. am serious about the Feet but I know they can be comical. They invite jokes and they kick-off curious conversations!!

Prices for Garden Pied-A-Terre Feet begin at $250.
The feet are all similar in style to the photos shown. Please contact us for more information or to purchase your own pair!.

Mary Seyfarth

BIOGRAPHY: ADJ. Professor ceramics/sculpture/design, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. 25 years. MFA, U. of Illinois., Member- Midwest Clay Guild, Evanston, IL. Exhibited nationally/internationally. Won national and local awards. 1st Prize, Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C. Public sculpture seen at Navy Pier, Chicago. Currently my Big Red Foot is at St James Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL.

PHILOSOPHY
: My Garden Feet are inspired by Classical Greek sculpture. As a traveller, at home and abroad, my Garden Feet are a homage to all who love to walk in nature. They are a homage to the ancient pilgrims who walked before us and a testimony to the pilgrims who walk today and to those who will walk tomorrow.

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