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Nature's Bounty by Kate Macdowell

Illustration // Monday, 08 Jul 2013
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Kate Macdowell is a ceramic sculptor whose delicately carved pieces entwine the beauty and universal order of the natural world with aspects of humanity's deleterious impact on the environment, responding to issues of climate change, toxic pollution, and GM crops. Her work also borrows its symbolic content from myth, art history, figures of speech, and other cultural formulas. A master craftswoman, Macdowell sculpts each piece out of porcelain, with smaller forms built petal by petal, branch by branch, allowing the artist to immerse herself in intensive, up-close study of nature's fundamental structures and most individual specimens.

 

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