Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Artful Wednesday: Kate MacDowell

I invite you to put your prejudices aside about what you think porcelain should look like.  It's not the little knick-knacks of your grandmother's.  Kate MacDowell sculpts from porcelain and creates a stunningly surreal cross-road between humans and nature.  She writes that: "In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices." When I browsed her website, some of her sculptures are indeed unsettling... but they are still so beautiful.




3 comments:

Sarah Williams said...

Those are brilliant! Some of them are a little reminiscent of those preserved muscle/bodies the way the outer layers are cut away to show the bones and such beneath. They just don't have what you would expect to be under the muscle or skin layers

Unknown said...

I am fascinated!

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaamazing i must have these! Where can i buy them?