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Tip Toland

Detalj av Tip Tolands skulptur “the whistlers”.

Tip Toland från Seattle i delstaten Washington är en skicklig skulptör. Hennes skulpturer i keramik försöker ge röst åt … Hon berättar bäst själv:

Artist’s Statement
My work is an attempt to give voice to inner psychological and/or spiritual states of being. What is of primary importance to me is that the figures contain particular aspects of humanity which they can mirror back to the viewer. It’s the vulnerability of Humanity I am after. That is one reason for choosing very old or very young subjects. They both can portray innocence as well as extreme complexity.

Often they seem best portrayed as dolls. This can remove them one step from being so literal yet still allow the psychological weight. Perhaps that is something not noticed immediately yet allows the viewer easier access. To myself I can muse about the viewers engagement with them as dolls however It is the felt response I am after in every case.

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