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Scientist-Turned-Artist Molly Peacock Explores Aging, Change In 'Morphous'

The Art Base

Early spring is the perfect time for local ceramicist Molly Peacock’s show “Morphous.”


Her lightly colored, cloud-like ceramic forms look like melting snow banks.  




Peacock says she sees a metaphor in watching the snow change form this time of year.

"I’m getting older, and it’s almost a little funny, but with that feeling of my own body changing, it’s not a huge leap for me to address both landscape and aging and the body in the same piece," she said.

Peacock’s background is in biology. She says some aspects of her new career as an artist feel familiar.

"You know, I weigh out my own chemicals and mix my own glazes, and it reminds me of my science days," she said.

“Morphous” opens Friday night at the Art Base.  




Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.
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