Earthenware, Flocking, Resin
17 in. x 15 in. x 11 in.
This Clown, Earthenware, Flocking, Resin, 17 in. x 15 in. x 11 in., 2017
"Throughout our lives we encounter many characters and create our own stories. Some of these people and stories become part of our personal identity as we pass them on to those around us. I feel compelled to narrate these stories derived from human nature, universal experiences, and my own personal understanding of the world around me. Drawing from these observations, I am able to manifest prevalent themes about life within our contemporary society. By creating comical figures, I am initiating a non-threatening conversation about a variety of topics prevalent within our culture. Captivating the imagination of the viewer through open-ended stories, I invite the fabrication of personal narratives and encourage an intimate connection with the characters. This dialogue between viewer and figure encourages various interpretations, all while relating the narrative back to themes of everyday existence and experiences. With my work, I am modeling my figures with exaggerated folds and wrinkles in order to create a visceral encounter with each narrative. Through sculpting in this stylized yet realistic way, the viewer gets hooked in as their curiosity leads them to closely examine each character." - Travis Winters