Gene Dodak: Warrior Ho’omaku (#44) 2018, high-fired ceramic, glaze, porcupine quills
Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia, 505-984-1122 Ceramic artist Gene Dodak’s exhibition The Making of a Warrior continues through Nov. 30. After a career in landscape and design in the Bay Area, Dodak rediscovered a love of clay after moving to Palm Springs in 2004. “I’m captivated by the Polynesian cultures, nature, marine life, and the visual arts throughout history,” he states. “Creating artwork expresses a connection to the spiritual.” The Polynesian influence is present in the current exhibit, inspired by the art and language of Oceanic peoples, which he adapts to his totemic sculptural forms.