jessica calderwood

Well… I’m in love. This is the work of Indiana based artist Jessica Calderwood. Slip-cast vitreous china, steel, polymer clay, wool felt, sterling silver, plastic, milk paint and that’s only the list for ONE of the pieces up there! Here are Jessica’s words about her current sculptural work:

“My most recent series uses devices, such as drapery and stylized botanicals, to block out, cover, and hide parts of the human form.  These hybrid forms become a negation, a censoring or denial of what lies beneath. These anthropomorphic beings are at once, powerful and powerless, beautiful and absurd, inflated, and amputated.

I am interested in using traditional craft media, both for their creative properties, as well as their historical references to ‘marginal craft forms’, including enamel, porcelain, felted wool, and polymer clay. Throughout this exploration, I have been working in a miniature scale, as well as large-scale figurative.” 

{found via Momentum Gallery, Asheville}

comments (4)

  1. Miriam Bos /// 02.12.2020 /// 12:03pm

    Oh, this is SO beautiful and colorful. I love the use of all these different materials and techniques.
    Despite the serious and strong message they bring, I also feel that the absurdity of the sculptures adds a bit of humor. I hope that’s okay, haha.
    They actually made me smile when I first viewed this post until I read the concept behind them.
    Awesome work.
    Thanks for sharing Danielle.

    By the way, I was so happy to discover that you started the podcast again.
    And I’m so sorry to hear the reasons behind the hiatus.
    Hugs for that, and good luck with this new concept. (It’s great!)

  2. the jealous curator /// 02.13.2020 /// 6:37am

    thanks, miriam 🙂

  3. Michelle Gallagher /// 02.15.2020 /// 6:33am

    Fabulous, love the colours and textures. Keep finding these amazing artists.

  4. the jealous curator /// 02.15.2020 /// 7:48am

    i’m on it! ; )