April 2005: Jessica Kreutter sculptures

Jessica Kreutter' sculptures are created in low-fire ceramics.  Her surfaces are a contrast of shiny, liquid glaze with cracked and aged texture in colorful patterns of dots and stripes. Integrated with the clay are other materials such as metal, wood and fabric.  Kreutter' work is intended to be a playful and humorous commentary, incorporating organic and mechanical features such as propellers, wheels, wings, spikes, animal forms and toy-like parts. She creates imaginary creatures, unknown and undiscovered, that celebrates her attraction to disfigurement, imperfection and irregularity.  This is an alternative world where the playful toys of childhood are combined with deformity, loss and pain.