Kirsten Stingle’s Surreal Ceramic Sculptures

by Victoria Casal-DataPosted on

Kirsten Stingle, a Columbia University theater graduate, explores narrative and storytelling through figurative ceramics. Stingle’s varied collection of creepy circus clowns and solitary, female characters is particularly interesting due to its ever-evolving characteristics. Although her sculptures are not motorized or digitally animated, Stingle’s ways of constructing these figures always reveal an on-going story. Her subjects’ intriguing appearances and static movements instigate ideas of imagined scenarios. Consequently, the sculptures end up becoming small but expansive narratives that, according to Stingle, aim to create honest depictions of the human quest toward self-revelation in contemporary times. All the works are hand-built and often combine ceramics and found objects.

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