My work is about the wandering of the soul with a desire to find meaning and beauty. Shaping mud into a pleasing form with my fingertips feels poetic, primordial, and human. Making sculpture helps me understand my place in the world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pinar Aral (b.1970, Istanbul, Türkiye) has a BA from the Institute of Industrial Design in Florence, Italy. Since her introduction to clay in 2015, her creative practice has become a therapeutic one, finding clay indispensable for her emotional and mental well-being. Her sculptures are interpretations of feelings, experiences, and memories with an attempt to find meaning and beauty. Pinar’s work has been shown at SOFA, the Merchandise Mart, and reputable galleries in Chicago.
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