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The Termagant Woman, 2018. This piece was derived from one of my gorgoneion shield designs, I wanted to explore it in the 3D realm. The definition of a Termagant comes from Medieval Europe where a godlike individual could “wander” from the moon to heaven, earth, and hell. It was usually used in “morality plays” as the overbearing, strong, female character that needs to be controlled by patriarchal systems. I donated this work to the @csulbccc, at the end of my residency. Thanks again to @justinwitczak for helping tong this one out the raku kiln! #life#death#movement#time#uncanny#multiple#bodies#multiplicity#femininity#dark#vulnerability #residencylife#intense#dynamic#identity#self#expressionism#morphing#duality#mythology #grotesquebeauty#monsterousfeminine#sculpture #feministart #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryceramics#figuativesculpture #figurativeceramics #csulbceramicarts#womeninthearts

Took some more photo’s of this bizarre Raku piece, titled Countenance Divine, 2018. I was thinking about interiority and exteriority body and the face as a changeable mask. I usually work intuitively and I am always surprised and slightly horrified of the results. I am trying to bring out the hidden or unseen aspects of the self. #life#death#movement#time#uncanny#multiple#bodies#multiplicity#femininity#dark#vulnerability #residencylife#intense#dynamic#identity#self#expressionism#morphing#duality#mythology #grotesquebeauty#monsterousfeminine#sculpture #feministart #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryceramics#figuativesculpture #figurativeceramics #csulbceramicarts#womeninthearts

Lake Superior: It can be peculiar how nature responds to stress, I have no idea what caused this tree to have elephantiasis like symptoms, but it has a grotesque beauty to it. In pursuing sunsets, and scenic views too often we overlook some of the more peculiar beauties in life. Now when everything is optimized to find what is most beautiful and appealing, the unusual has more draw than ever. Here is to finding beauty in strange places. .
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#lakesuperior #coastaltrail #grotesquebeauty #grotesque #tree #lakesuperiorcoastaltrail #throughhike
#pocket_world #ig_landscape #dream_spots #visual_heaven #landscapephoto #landscape_lover #natgeoadventure #earthexperience #mthrworld #majestic_earth #igworldglobal #ilovenature #ig_divineshots #EarthOfficial #earth_shotz #marvelshots #theworldshotz #discoverglobe #landscapelover #landscapehunter

New sculpture details. I researched and tested pigment and in-glaze lustre for 3 years. Finally I was able to make my own lustre glaze successfully. It is considered to be the philosophers stone of ceramics, it’s ability to trap and reflect light in golds and rainbow colours. Its history spans back 1000 years and was developed in the Middle East. It is connected to alchemy, being able to turn copper, silver into gold. I am super excited it worked on this scale, when I was told it wasn’t possible. I feel it fits nicely with my narrative of merging histories into a noir futurist context. This is my first work in this technique and It was my final sculpture as a resident at CSULB. Thank you to the @csulbccc @tonymarshceramicarts, for allowing me to make way for a exciting new body of work. I am looking forward to experimenting more with in-glaze lustre as a full time lecturer in 3D4M at University of Washington in Seattle this fall. @dougjeck#life#death#movement#time#uncanny#multiple#bodies#multiplicity#femininity#dark#vulnerability #residencylife#intense#dynamic#identity#self#expressionism#morphing#duality#mythology #grotesquebeauty#monsterousfeminine#sculpture #feministart #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryceramics#figuativesculpture #figurativeceramics #csulbceramicarts#womeninthearts

This is the largest vertical piece I have ever made in one piece, It is hollow construction without an armature. Thanks to the @csulbccc for having me as a resident, This experience gave me the freedom to explore new realms of possibilities in regards to scale. Trois Femmes, 2017. Stoneware, glaze, underglaze, 24K gold luster, underglaze pencil. Size:
167cmx103cmx94cm. #movement#time#keramic#uncanny#multiple#bodies#multiplicity#femininity#dark#vulnerability #residencylife#intense#dynamic#identity#self#expressionism#morphing#duality#mythology #grotesquebeauty#monsterousfeminine#sculpture #feministart #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryceramics#figuativesculpture #figurativeceramics #csulbceramicarts#risdalumni

In the round, Nexus, 2017. Size: 74cm x 107 cm x 88 cm. Stoneware, underglaze, glaze, underglaze pencil glaze, gold leaf. As an artist I am interested in time and how we as humans conceive and perceive it in relation to our bodies. In the dualistic nature of existence and as its relation to the certainty of death, suggests that ones own experience of life is one of movement and change. This exchange is integrated into unconscious basis of our knowledge and has a personal kinship to our own personal identities. I created this work at @csulbccc last year, I am in a moment of reflection as my residency is coming to a close. It was an amazing experience for me here, thank you @tonymarshceramicarts @christophermilesstudio and @jaykvapil for your support and having me work in the studios. #movement#time#keramic#uncanny#multiple#bodies#multiplicity#femininity#dark#vulnerability #residencylife#intense#dynamic#identity#self#expressionism#morphing#duality#mythology #grotesquebeauty#monsterousfeminine#sculpture #feministart #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryceramics#figuativesculpture #figurativeceramics #csulbceramicarts#risdalumni

I feel incredibly lucky to see some of our country’s most amazing places with @eylawther. #ancientbristleconepines #abcp #grotesquebeauty #greatbasinnationalpark #roadtrip #adventuresoflukeandellie

It's the third time Bulbophyllum fascinator has bloomed for me, and it's no less strange.
#bulbophyllum #bulbophyllumspecies #orchid #orchidspecies #grotesquebeauty #orchidsofinstagram #exoticplants

どこからか湧きだすグロテスク。
快晴の下でも自然は。
畏れをよぶ。

#RPG2018撮ったよ #bartenderlife #grotesquebeauty #naiturebeauty

If you're happy and and you know it, it doesn't matter what you look like. Oil on linen. I was going to write a long post about what it means to be happy in a world that's going down the shitter with corporate bollocks taking over the world and ridiculous beauty standards, but i'm just going to leave this here instead. One of my favorite portraits from around 2002.
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Botswana... Southern Africa..
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These strikingly grotesque trees were used as Mailboxes...in the expeditions of the 19th Century...
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#grotesquerie

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