Celia Greiner

poplar, paint
24 x 4 x 33 in.

poplar, steel wire, stain

I make sculptures that are seemingly independent organisms. Their scale is that of a pet and with their textures and shapes reminiscent of parts of a body, mammal or otherwise, beseech our affection. Sometimes unwittingly repulsive they are nevertheless provocative. Their forms suggest movement or growth which indicates past and future-a life.

Trained in the craft of woodworking as a furniture maker to use precise measurements and squareness I decided that I would divert from that when sculpting and measure instead by eye, by feel, by my own body. I was interested in animating the wood and making objects that would seemingly interact with us.

© Celia Greiner