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Peculiar Characters by Sophie Woodrow Flaunt a Weird Array of Costumes and Hybrid Options

Peculiar Characters by Sophie Woodrow Flaunt a Weird Array of Costumes and Hybrid Options

Peculiar Characters by Sophie Woodrow Flaunt a Bizarre Array of Costumes and Hybrid Features



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#ceramics
#porcelain
#sculpture
#surreal

March 15, 2022

Grace Ebert

Picture by Ben Dowden. All photographs © Sophie Woodrow, shared with permission

Uncanny hybrid our bodies, peculiar clothes, and innumerable unearthly particulars comprise Sophie Woodrow’s troupe of porcelain figures. Residing and dealing in Bristol, the artist sculpts the fragile, white materials into characters that blur the road between nature and tradition: big ribbons wrap a horned bull in a bow, a face emerges from a cloud-like kind, and a number of heads sprout from a single neck. Evocative of Leonora Carrington’s surreal creatures—the tall “Listening to Trumpet” determine is a nod to Carrington’s weird novel by the identical identify—Woodrow performs with artifice and makes it troublesome to tell apart bodily options from costume or accent.

All through her follow, Woodrow frequently references artwork historical past, and she or he’s at present engaged on a sequence that contrasts wild landscapes with the human impulse to manicure and tame nature’s unruliness. You possibly can comply with her progress on Instagram. (by way of Girls’s Artwork)

 

Left: “Listening to Trumpet,” porcelain, 45 centimeters. Proper: “Woodwose,” porcelain, 15 centimeters

Left: “Cirrus,” porcelain, 29 centimeters. Proper: “Lamas,” porcelain, 23 centimeters

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“Refrain,” porcelain, 42 centimeters

“Bull,” porcelain, 16 centimeters. Picture by Ben Dowden

#ceramics
#porcelain
#sculpture
#surreal

 

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