This specific work abstractly amalgamates bodily shapes and food items such as cakes and loaves. The materials of these small sculptures are used to convey grime, skin, and body fluids.
My creative practice is not limited by materials or processes. Often, I explore a new idea two dimensionally through mixed media on paper until I feel it’s ready to become three dimensional. For each piece the materials are chosen to support the concept, and often I find myself having to research and learn a new skill in order to fully realize the work. I find these endeavors exciting and they have led me down many paths.
“Like A Body” is a loaf-like, bruised appendage with a skin that has been stretched around it. One end is molded from the bottom half on an apple, resembling a chin or dimple.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Celia Butler is a multidisciplinary artist utilizing materials and techniques from fine art, craft, and culinary disciplines. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2011 and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri in 2007. Before moving to Houston, Celia lived in Brooklyn, New York working in the textile design and production industry. She has participated in artist residencies at the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft and The Wassaic Project. Celia has received awards such as the Juror’s Award from Lawndale’s The Big Show, the Creative Promise Award from the Surface Design Association, and was a finalist for the Mercedes-Benz Emerging Artist Award.
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