Madalyn Loring (Vorrie)
Photo Credit: Erin Johnson emeraldeyephotogra.wixsite.com/mysite
Regain consists of abstracted sculptures that feature my imaginative take on nature. Regain deals with the physical and mental struggles I have been going through following my back surgery. Creating these alien plants/flowers was very therapeutic. I enjoy the process of creating intricate textures and meticulous repetition. This obsession drives me to create these forms , while it personifies my experiences with my recovery.
I create my work using coil, slab, and pinch hand building techniques. I used Great Lakes’s terra cotta deep red clay body to form my sculptures. The red and colorful terra sigillata, underglazes, oxides, and gold luster I used create a variety of layers on my pieces. I intend to create depth and interest in these abstract forms because my motto is “more is more”.
I consider the idea of dangerous beauty fascinating. Dangerous beauty is the term I use to describe contrasts between dangerous and protective elements in my sculptures, such as spikes or sharp forms; the more elegant areas of my sculptures usually include ruffles, seedpods, and flower forms. I enjoy discovering the contrasts between soft and dangerous forms in my work to create a unique and unknown identity derived from nature.
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