Animals take on a special meaning in San Francisco based artist Erika Sanada’s work, whose sculptures of cute “zombified” puppies, rats, and baby birds represent a sort of escapism from her anxiety. In an effort to embrace and defeat her demons, so to speak, Sanada created her “Odd Series”, which was featured on our blog back in August and in Hi-Fructose Vol. 31. Since that time, her sculptures have evolved into more positive displays of her characters, who often interact with eachother in playful chases and tug of wars. Sanada expands on her ongoing series with her solo exhibition, “Balancing Act”, now on view at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art in Seattle.