Illustrations of Pottery from an Imagined Past #ArtTuesday

In 1981, an encyclopedia from another world found its way to the bookshelves. Like something from a Jorge Luis Borges story, the Codex Seraphinianus, is written in another language, filled with strange images, ideas, and creatures. Vorja Sánchez’s imaginary pottery seems to come from another strange world. Here’s more from COLOSSAL:

Beastly jugs and vessels with legs comprise the latest in illustrator Vorja Sánchez’s eclectic and uncanny menagerie. A new print titled “Ancient Pottery” draws inspiration from a wide variety of stoneware urns, bowls, and statuettes from prehistoric cultures around the world, imbuing each of them with the lively features of animals or mythological beings. Produced from an original piece made with pencil, ink, and watercolor on cotton paper, the artist emphasizes the appearance of age, as if a patina has formed over time across the entire composition.

“I am fascinated by the simple and imperfect but pure and free forms of ancient ceramics,” Sánchez tells Colossal.

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