Kate MacDowell’s porcelain art pieces reflect our human destructive practices against the environment and our vulnerabilities because of those actions. In one way, the art is beautifully crafted porcelain showing detail, but softly due to the medium. In another way, the porcelain sculptures are haunting with their irreverent combination of humans body parts and nature.
The cheekbone and flowing movement of the hair are awesome in Invasive Flora. Even the detail in the flowers and creatures are gorgeous, but it is unnerving to see the worm burrowing in the sculpted woman’s jaw line.
I think that the sculpting of the head and hand are magnificent, but that many bees crawling all over the head is really scary!
I can’t help myself. I just gotta say this…
This sculpture gives a great visual to the song by Little Anthony and The Imperials, “I think I’m Going Out Of My Head over you.”
This sculpture makes my hands hurt.
This is how my lungs felt when I had pneumonia a few years ago!
See the little inch worm on the wrist?
Locusts really don’t need arms and hands. They can do plenty of damage just the way they were created.
This is not a plant I want to grow.
In all seriousness, I love the human heart. So the sculpture called “Venus” is my favorite. The heart is such a powerful organ, complicated, intricate and beautiful.
Lighting this porcelain sculpture is absolutely beautiful to me regardless of the plants and bees. It looks mysterious just like a real heart. The mysteries of our heart – physical and emotional. The heart represents the beginning of life, the love of life and the end of life. Such a magnificent organ!
If you would like to see more of Kate MacDowell’s porcelain white body parts sculptures, you can find them on her website.