More biomorphic sculpture today, this time from ceramic artist Helen Otterson, who mixes ceramic forms with cast glass and most recently bronze. Otterson’s interest in biomorphic forms is rooted in her interest in our experience of disease. Dis.Ease. Personal experience has as much to do with this fascination as her studies of microscopic slides of human tissue.
Floral Burst, ceramic, cast glass
Disease is an experience that radically transforms life through its ability to force a debate on human suffering and survival.
Due Feuilles, ceramic, bronze
My work is a hybrid of human cells and plant forms that share the pursuit of survival and beauty of the natural form.
Untitled, ceramic, cast glass
Work In Progress
Pastel Botanica, ceramic, cast glass
Equilibrium At Odds, ceramic
My goal is to illuminate the precious balance of life and beauty of the natural world, while revealing the temporary symbiotic relationship between health and malignant cells.
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