Lena Larrieu : capstone
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The artist's statement: I am drawn to clay as a material. It has the ability to create portals and bridges into different dimensions. This quality of clay enables me to bring images and figures from the picture plane into our physical world. My work is comprised of layers of decoration that play with different scales and textures that push the forms to be intricate but not overbearing. The creation of a large wall piece or a sculpture that is almost life size creates a larger presence in the field of vision and has intricate detail that can draw the viewer closer. My ideas are inspired by buildings ...