Mark Stafford

TITLE: Figural Teapot: On the Edge of Forever
DATE: 2011
MEDIUM: ceramic
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: 9″ x 9″ x 11″
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: A pun on Doctor McCoy’s nickname, “Bones,” this functional teapot humorously engages ideas of cultural remains and the notion of immortality through artistic production. The title is a reference to the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever,” in which a maddened Doctor McCoy leaps through a sentient portal in time, The Guardian of Forever. The piece is hand built, double-chambered, and pours through the left ear.

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