Posted by specialK October 08, 2012

Kate MacDowell creates beautiful and haunting porcelain sculptures. Rarely using molds, Kate hand sculpts each piece by building a solid form and then hollowing it out. "The only modern technology I rely heavily on is the Google image search function" states MacDowell "I type in anything: 'pigeon foot', 'dead mouse', 'frog deformity' and instantly pull up photographs from various angles." 

Kate's pieces are reponses to environmental problems we face in today's world like toxic pollution and climate change. On her website she states that "In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices."  The use of porcelain shows how fragile the relationship of man and nature really is. 

To see more of Kate MacDowell's porcelain sculptures, please visit her website.

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