By combining the familiarity of the human form with unexpected elements, I make figurative ceramic sculptures that externalize and distort emotion, dissolving the boundary between interior and exterior. I am inspired by the quiet intimate moments one experiences in solitude. These are often emotional experiences related to anxiety and depression but also universal states such as loss, longing, hope and grappling with one’s sense of self. By externalizing these feelings through countenance, distortion, and symbolic textures, I create sculptures that prompt the viewer to reexamine the relationship between their own physical body and emotional interiority.
About the Artist
Corran Shrimpton is from Syracuse, NY and received her BFA with a minor in Philosophy from Alfred University. She is the recipient of the Lisa Elwell Ceramic Artist Endowed Encouragement Award and has exhibited throughout the US. She has worked at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL as the Sculpture Artist in Residence and is currently an Artist in Residence at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL.
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