D. Langford Kühn
BA in Fine Arts, Valdosta State College, GA
MS in Ceramics, University of Tennessee, TN
The ‘Purple Martin Vase’ began with a walk in the woods, the wind whispering through the pines, the sky a crystal abyss in the clear morning light. A flash of black wings glistening with a rosy sheen, the Purple Martins filled my sight.
In that fleeting, magical moment I knew that spring had come home. . .
The primary purpose of my art is to embrace the illusionary and emotional content of traditional painting and a traditional sense of beauty. Through the precisely rendered images that describe a moment and a place in time, I aspire to communicate the feelings they arouse in me.
Color, texture, details and light excite the senses, sooth the senses. My aesthetic intention is to provide a visual sanctuary, transporting the viewer to a private, magical world of nature. Porcelain’s whiteness, smoothness, translucency and unique ability to express exquisiteness and delicacy are essential to the realization of that intention.