create sculptural pieces I call "Altered Egos" in the third dimension.
I love the surprises that occur when two disparate things
tell me that they belong together. When a complete personality
emerges, the piece is finished. It speaks for itself. It
can be funny, elegant, or shamanistic. It declares itself
to me as a personality which often evokes the title.
think we all wear our outward personas or masks to present
ourselves to others and on our mood. I never know how a
piece will turn out until it is done. The work that emerges
uses materials that have their own story and makes each
piece and unique. I have always collected shells, rocks
and other natural materials with interesting shapes, colors
and textures. My pieces are tactile as well as visual -
the textures, shapes and colors play off against each other.
Discards and donations are often my tools and I recycle
them into large colorful pieces. Found objects of bone,
feathers, shells, plastic, wood and wire, collected throughout
the world inspire my imagination.
"portrait masks" started as an ironic visual play on the
title of Henry James novel "Portrait of a Lady". Very few
of my ladies are ladylike. However, they have evolved a
new life of their own.
can be contacted by email at - firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
http://www.DottieKorn-davis - bah video.com
Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
SD Visual Arts Net