Expanding the Visual Vocabulary

 When approaching the varied works history of Patti Warshina one is hard pressed to keep up with the lightning speed of conceptual and technical change represented by her diverse visual vocabulary in clay. Sometimes seeming a menagerie it may indeed be easy to become overwhelmed by ourselves looking in the mirrors of her work. Each of the pieces evokes an imperative to change whether it be the call for silence of Gossip Mongers or the commentary of Spy Hole the work illuminates societal pressures that we receive almost hourly. And the artist could not be better matched to her work. Perceptive, poignant, and passionate, Patti engages her audience in person in an equally nuanced way to her work.