Protective Cocoons

The Protective Cocoon series is inspired by the birth of my son and my instinctive need to protect and nurture him. Influenced by their protective vessel qualities, I loosely use cocoons as a visual metaphor to represent my experience as a parent.

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ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #20 with Do Face Mask:

Growth #20 with Do Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #18 with Igbo Helmet Mask: Poisoned Cocoon:

Growth #18 with Igbo Helmet Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #16 with Suaga Helmet Mask:

Growth #16 with Suaga Helmet Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #14 with Hemba Face Maks:

Growth #14 with Hemba Face Maks: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #12 with Mambila Helmet Mask:

Growth #12 with Mambila Helmet Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #10 with Kifwebe Face Mask

Growth #10 with Nyabwa Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #8 with Nyabwa Face Mask

Growth #8 with Nyabwa Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #6 with Babangi Face Mask: Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #6 with Babangi Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #4 with Bwa Plank Mask: Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #4 with Bwa Plank Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #2 with Masked Baby Face

Growth #2 with Masked Baby Face: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #19 with Msop Face Mask: Poisoned Cocoon: Poisoned Cocoon Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #19 with Msop Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #17 with Babanki Helmet Mask: Poisoned Cocoon: Poisoned Cocoon Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #17 with Babanki Helmet Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #15 with Ijo Forhead Mask: Poisoned Cocoon: Poisoned Cocoon Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #15 with Ijo Forhead Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #13 with Mbunda Face Mask: Poisoned Cocoon: Poisoned Cocoon Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #13 with Mbunda Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #11 with with Je Face Mask: Poisoned Cocoon Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #11 with with Je Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #9 with Ndimu Face and Bidjogo Sword Fish Mask: Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #9 with Ndimu Face and Bidgogo Fish Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #7 with Winigma Face Mask: Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #7 with Winigma Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #5 with Ubi Face Mask: Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #5 with Ubi Face Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #3 with Aboriginal Mask

Growth #3 with Aboriginal Mask: Protective Cocoon

ceramic sculpture by Gerard J. Ferrari entitled Growth #1 with Masked Baby Face: Poisoned Cocoon

Growth #1 with Masked Baby Face: Protective Cocoon