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Artist Statement Curt LaCross
"The human being is weighted with both positive and negative characteristics that play a role in personal development. Each of us manifests the consequences of interplay between the two influences, both monstrosity and rationality. Interested in these aspects of human nature, I fabricate figures that characterize the human condition. I have developed a body of work where by the physical manifests the psychoanalytical paradoxes present in the human consciousness. My aim is, to construct figures that introduce a dialogue between these characteristics, paradoxes and polarities."

"By anonymous figures with ambiguous expressions, figures who are burdened with a vague history, whose fleshy exteriors suggest the indistinct intentions of a stranger, my hope is to engage viewers into questioning the relationship between themselves and the work. The shifted anatomy, the pose, the gaze, and the gesture all elude to human disintegration. Familiar with guilt, habit, desire, and consequences the viewer is left to decipher the nature of the pieces. The figures' solemn emotional tension and fragilities mirror the observers' vulnerabilities present in their conscious and subconscious." - Curt LaCross

 

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I will be teaching a workshop at Odyssey center for Ceramic arts in Asheville North Carolina. Teaching July 15th to the 19th. For more information click here: http://www.odysseyceramicarts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=23