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Artist Statement

 

 

 

 

 

I think the figure is a map of the human experience, with all of its bruises, wrinkles, and flaws. Growing up in a medical family, my father an Ob/Gyn, I have always been interested in drawing and painting the human figure. A few years ago, the figure just jumped off the wall and to my surprise, I became challenged with sculpting the body in clay. My process of creating the image of the body has transformed from working with two dimensions to working with three dimensions. The ceramic medium has become a new passion for me to learn and explore. In retrospect, this has been a natural progression for my artwork.

 

For years I worked on overlaying images by drawing and painting on silk organza, attempting to evoke a feeling of mystery and magic. Suddenly choosing to experiment with the medium of clay has been a quantum leap for me. The constant however, has been working with materials that are both sensual and touchable, as well as continuing to work with representing the female form. I have always felt that the body connects us all to place, time, and memories, leading us to reevaluate our personal experience and encouraging us to explore the cycles of life and the powerful personal lessons they offer. As I grow older, I have been intrigued with sculpting the aging body a reflection of my amazement with the lack of respect t shown to the elderly in our culture. My work challenges the viewer to come face to face with their own aging process and spiritual evolution and see life as an ongoing adventure.

Mavin Staub Ambrose

 


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