Ceramicist Lorren Lowrey crafts sculptures that examine the personal tether between growth and pain, with life often sprouting from death. The Portland artist, an oil painter earlier in life, crafts works that rich in classical undertones. Yet, the psychological themes injected create something wholly contemporary.
“The sculptures I create are reflections of my innermost self,” she says. “Oftentimes, the animal figures appear to be distraught or writhing in pain; their bodies contorted and dissected. These animals are self portraits and merely vessels through which I am able to therapize my struggles with depression and anxiety. They are mirrors shining light into the darkest parts of my being.”
See more of her work below.