Sleeping like a log…

Gisele Perreault prides herself on making whimsical and out of the ordinary pieces. Her three part ceramic, “sleeping like a log,” is part of her “word play” ceramics collection, featuring other pieces like, “sitting duck,” “play on words” and “flying by the seat of her pants.” Perreault’s creations are literal and witty, all made with high attention to detail and colorful realism. Her log piece is a four part set, with the log, the pillow, the bed it sleeps on, and the cover.

My favorite part about this piece is the attention to detail contrasted with the bland color scheme. The log is engrained with realistic wood lines vertically on his body and spiraling on his stump. His pillow is etched with a cotton fabric tracing. The sleeping face is reminiscent of the epitome of the saying, and gives the impression of a wonderful night’s sleep.

What do you like about this piece?

Her art is fun and comical, and a great addition to any collection. View more pieces at giseleart.com/main.html.

Here’s an interview with the artist, Gisele Perreault.

Q: Where did the inspiration come from for this piece (besides the phrase)?

Sleeping Like A Log was so much fun to make and that piece was also the springboard for my entire “Play on Words” series which I’m still adding pieces to.

Q: What do you like best about the piece?

I enjoyed making the bed and bedspread and sleeping log and laughed the whole time I was making it. I’ve also created pieces titled Catch a Cab, Big Fish in A Little Pond, Play on Words, Sleeping on It, Going to Hell in a Handbasket, Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea in the same fashion of sleeping like a log…

When I started talking to people abouit my fabulous idea of creating ceramic play on words, I opened the floodgates of  new ideas. Humor in art is so wonderful because it draws its audience right in and leaves them smiling. The idea for the sleeping like a log piece came from rolling some clay into a log shape and giving a face/personality.

Thanks Gisele!

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