Kate Macdowell Porcelain: Explorations of Humans and Nature
Article by Marc, filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category.

Kate Macdowell creates stunning works out of porcelain. Kate’s work is aesthetically beautiful, but also has a lot of depth, as her pieces explore the interaction of humanity and nature.

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These quirky works are cute and creepy at the same time. Kate loves to show links between humans and our connection to nature, despite our society’s attempts to remain as distant as possible from the natural world.

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Kate is a master at composition, and is able to create wonderful scenes from what would otherwise appear to be a random jumble. Every shard is carefully placed to create something that is beautiful from any angle.

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Kate’s attempts to show the link between humanity and nature can be seen easily in these pieces, in which a human skeletal system is revealed to be inside each animal. Both intricate and a bit disturbing, Kate’s pieces have a refreshing depth.

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Kate Macdowell isn’t without a sense of humor, and her pieces show the human / nature link in visually stunning (and fun) ways. Rabbits with gas masks and humans with multiple eyes might seem to be just fun, but Kate is actually making a very strong comment on pollution and the environment.

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Few of Kate’s pieces reveal man and nature as inextricably linked, as these. With roots growing directly out of human limbs, and entire ecosystems teeming within the smooth porcelain, it’s hard not to see us as very much a part of the natural world.

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