Nikki Renee Anderson
ceramic and acrylic
31 x 10 x 7.5 in.
Dreamy Pop is made of three ceramic sculptures that almost touch each other. The pieces fit together and look like they could be one form if they were hung closer together on the wall. There are small dots and an orange syrup coating that lead from one form to the other. These forms are also all separate and call into question the connection of the individual pieces. They are intended to draw a viewer to get closer to the forms and look as though they could be squeezed or licked.
My sculptures are fantasy objects that explore cultural stereotypes about beauty, desire and femininity. The forms have reference to the female body and also other associations to sweets, fruit and flowers. I both participate in traditional roles and re-imagine them to create new roles. The forms present ideas of temptation and beauty. Many of my sculptures incorporate the shape of a breast or a nipple, which doubles as ice cream or candy and can be equated to the bud. The shape functions to be beautiful, desirable and immediately recognizable as feminine.
© Nikki Renee Anderson