Elliott Kayser

Year of the Pig, 2019

Terra cotta clay, flashing slip; soda fired


Artist Statement 

The year of the Pig brings with it good luck, intelligence, and prosperity. To celebrate the occasion, pig sculptures have been hidden along the length of The Greenway. They lead the greater Boston public on a simple treasure hunt towards the gem that is Chinatown.

Through his art, Elliott Kayser aims to reconnect people to our shared agricultural heritage. Did you know that there are 48 native pig breeds that exist in China today? Kayser believes that connection and good stewardship leads to sustained environmental, economic, and community health.

About the Artist

Elliott Kayser is a ceramic sculptor based in Phoenix, Arizona, and current resident artist at the Mesa Arts Center. He has exhibited nationally, at venues including the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Ferrin Contemporary, and in the Zanesville Prize Exhibition.

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