Artist Profile

Paula Collins

Fallbrook, California | website | email

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I am not interested in realism when I’m sculpting my characters. The wonkier the better. I find their imperfections reach the viewer in a way that’s found to be humorous and sometimes repellant at the same time. I’ve had a long career working with people and it’s our shared experiences through storytelling that inform my work. Some of the themes address current political and social issues as well as life experiences that people have adapted to. My current work explores pandemic life and its affect on families and their kids. I’ve made the kids almost look old in their small bodies as I watch them adapting to conditions that are not normal.

All my sculptures are made using various hand building techniques. Image transfers are incorporated into my compositions. I’m using underglazes, lusters, and patinas for my surface treatments. My firing range is cone 018 to 1.

 

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Zoomland
Zoomland

ceramics on wood panel 
47 x 28 x 6

Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way
Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way

ceramic sculpture 
24 x 10 x 9

Bust Series
Bust Series

ceramic sculpture 
14 x 9 x 4

Dreamer
Dreamer

ceramic sculpture 
14 x 8 x 7

Jubilate V
Jubilate V

ceramic sculpture 
24 x 18 x 10

USS MSBHVN
USS MSBHVN

ceramic and mixed media sculpture 
14 x 16 x 5

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