Taylor Zitman

Swan Lake
porcelain clay – 6 x 8 x 6.5 in.

My artwork focuses on the unique and whimsical aspects of the human form and life around us. Creating a narrative from an organic body and building an entirely disparate character and world based upon that body’s emotion, personality and very essence is a unified theme that I center my work around. Meant to invoke instant familiarity, my art twists the ethereal with the everyday faces we are so accustomed to seeing to breathe life into recycled stories. Inspired by strong female characters, my artwork explores the depths of hope, wonder and the idea of wanting more in a world often times stained with darkness and restriction.

‘The universe is made of stories, not atoms”, a quote by Muriel Rukeyser, is a matter that is explored in my sculpture in a very literal sense, showing that we as humans are directly woven into our stories, so much so that they become ingrained in us, and a part of our very being.