Seward Arts & Culture

Arts & Cultural Activities in the Seward Neighborhood — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Meet Seward Artist, Dawn Malcolm


Makes:  Ceramic Sculpture, tiles & pottery

From the Artist:  Before science objected, imagination was tapped to explain the natural world.  Gods created the earth and sky from the bones of their parents, seasons changed at their emotional whims, and a mighty serpent encircled the Earth, waiting for the end of times.  I study mythology, past and present, sacred and profane, because it illuminates our struggle to comprehend the incomprehensible.  I look for gaps between personal as well as cultural realities and the shapes of the stories we tell ourselves to find a meaningful place in life.  As a writer/illustrator, I rendered myths, legends and folk tales of fantastic proportion.  Now clay offers me a new venue, and a third dimension, in which to explore the archetypes and adventures that seem to have an emotional resonance with the human heart.  Here I find the excitement of a surprised voyeur, looking through a window and finding a mirror.

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