Corinne Hansen Ceramic Modeling Artist clay sculpture Sorhain art Your Last Supper
Your Last Supper
The series, entitled "Your Last Supper," is based of the circles of hell. Each piece tells the story of a different circle by using various symbols from different cultural religions and myths.
Beginning outside the nine circles, the dinnerware set starts with a napkin ring that represents the gate to hell. It is shaped like a Tori Gate. It also reads the infamous phrase "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here"
A spiral traditionally represents the First circle, Limbo. I chose to recreate this idea in a salad plate by using many spirals and specifically a Triskele, which can have many meanings.
The Second Circle of hell is the Lustful. I chose to display this circle as a wine glass, shaped as a female vampire figure with love and Venus symbols. The goblet also has winged handles to represent cupid/Eros.
The Third Circle contains the Gluttonous. I chose to make this the main dinner plate that would be used most often. The Gluttonous is represented by symbols of consumption and two mythological beasts: a lamia, known for devouring children, and a Wendigo, described as a feral human with cannibalistic tendencies.
Greed is the fourth circle which I chose to display as a side bowl using the common mythological story of a dragon hording treasure, specifically the Greek Colchian Dragon that horded a golden fleece.
The fifth circle is the River Styx. The most common representation of this is the boatman or grim reaper; therefore I chose to make this item a gravy boat.
The City of Dis is the sixth circle. I chose to use a large bowl to show the description of how large the city is. It is also given symbols of flames, and heretics. I chose to depict lost or fallen cities on the outside and flames and hands on the inside.
The seventh circle is known as the violent. It contains three layers and I chose to show that through a candelabra. I chose imagery of centaurs, dryad, and harpies as well as burning sand for the symbols and imagery.
The Malebolge is the eighth circle. I thought a casserole dish best represented this piece. I represented this with the structure of the coliseum and included common symbols of sinners such as the snake wrapped around a cross for handles and an apple for the lid knob.
Finally the ninth circle is the lowest level of hell, known to be the icebox where Satan resides. I decided a double walled wine cooler would be best suited for this circle. I chose imagery of the Egyptian jackal for the three heads of Satan.
Mythopoeia, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 2013