by Ariadna Zierold
Crystal Morey imagines ceramic sculptures strange and fascinating. Based on different representations of humans with elements from the animal world, these creations resembling totems plunge us into a world apart.
“In my most recent work I am using clay to build figurative sculptures of humans encased in animals. I use delicate and emotive gesture, rich texture, and subdued, sepia tones to create telling, intimate objects that capture current psychological, environmental, and cultural feelings. The figures are contemplative and inward thinking, seeing a future outcome that is uncertain. The animals I use are either extinct or have become endangered due to human impact in this era of “great acceleration” since the Industrial Revolution.”