Denise creates archaeological vignettes and relics in clay and mixed media.
From the Artist: “I am fascinated by how we piece together obscure artifacts and fragments of a story to create a narrative in which we find a place for ourselves. I work with materials in unexpected ways, search for beauty in the imperfect, and give new life to objects that are past their lifespan. I stretch clay until it cracks, or even breaks, and enhance its textural wounds. I am drawn to the chameleon-like power of clay and juxtapose it with found materials so I can both explore and obscure the dialogue and space among objects that are simulated, real and reimagined. I want my pieces to feel as though they have been uncovered rather than created.”
Shop for Denise’s work at Ivy Arts Building Suite 205 during the Seward Winter Frolic on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-5pm and Sunday Dec. 8, 12-5pm. With her studio partner, Dawn Malcolm, they will have sculpture, pottery, felted gnomes and elderberry syrup.