Beauty Myth Series (2010)

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My first explorations in sculpting the full figure, Beauty Myth examines the root of what tantalizes the aesthetic in appreciation of the female form. Each figure confronts the viewer with a challenge to inspect them closer. Their dresses are carefully adorned with delicate sprigs featuring ornate creepy crawlies that may be easily dismissed upon first glance. The blank, statuesque gaze of the Victorian inspired figures hints at a greater depth to the shallow exterior.

This series encourages us to consider how societal standards of beauty in all things may be reframed with an alternative perspective.

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Beauty Myth Group of Three

Beauty Myth Group - CATraen

Group of three Victorian inspired figures adorned with a variety of bas relief sprigs featuring fishes and serpents. Finished with faux kintsugi repairs.

2010
Ceramic, underglaze, lusters
6″ x 18″ x 8″ / 10″ x 12″ x 8″ / 6″ x 18″ x 8″

$300.00 

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BEAUTY MYTH: Chordata II

Beauty Myth Chordata II - CATraen

Victorian inspired figure adorned with a variety of bas relief sprigs featuring fishes and faux kintsugi repairs. (Blue and gold)

2010
Ceramic, underglaze, lusters
10″ x 12″ x 8″

$110.00 

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BEAUTY MYTH: Serpentina I

Victorian inspired figure adorned with a variety of bas relief sprigs featuring serpents and faux kintsugi repairs. (Chartreuse and gold)

2010
Ceramic, underglaze, lusters
6″ x 18″ x 8″

$110.00 

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BEAUTY MYTH: Serpentina II

Beauty Myth Serpentina II - CATraen

Victorian inspired figure adorned with a variety of bas relief sprigs featuring serpents and faux kintsugi repairs. (Chartreuse and gold)

2010
Ceramic, underglaze, lusters
6″ x 18″ x 8″

$110.00