• Alarming Juxtapositions of Human and Natural Elements in Sculptures by Kate MacDowell

    3 monthes ago - By Colossal

    Portland-based artist Kate MacDowell continues to construct discomfiting combinations of human and wildlife elements in her porcelain sculptures. She builds each piece by hand, and often layers in details after hollowing out the main form, whether it is a fox's body encasing a human skull or a human brain filled with flora and fauna. MacDowell describes her choice of material:
    I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while...
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