Julie Smeros Nike Effigy Vase Small #1
Julie Smeros works with Australian porcelain to make fine and translucent ceramic vessels. Each piece is illustrated in her signature cobalt with images recollected from her childhood visits to archaeological museums.
Meaning: Nike was the winged goddess of speed, strength and victory - victory both in war and in peaceful competition. Ancient Greeks worshiped Nike because they believed she could make them immortal and was able to grant to humans, strength and the speed needed to be victorious in any task they undertook.
Fabrication: Porcelain, white matt and clear glaze
Dimensions: 16cm H x 8.5cm W