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Carla Potter – LH Project

Artist Statement

I make small-scale narrative sculptures that show me at various ages interacting with objects that are emblematic of experiences throughout my life. The passion I had as a child for picking huckleberries and dancing, laces its way through teapots, body parts and small dramas of myself interacting with artists, artworks and iconic objects. Porcelain is traditionally associated with luxury, wealth and fineness. Nineteenth century Parian Ware figurines were made of unglazed porcelain to suggest the famous marble sculpture in Classical Greece. Figurines of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries depicted light-hearted genre scenes as well as historical subjects. My figures play on the viewer’s expectations of the medium, by inserting complex and personal psychological content into the decorative realm of the figurine.