Consuelo Radclyffe – Dark & joyful ceramic sculptures inspired by childhood memories
I make figurative three-dimensional sculptures from clay, wire. I consider my work as narratives, and my main theme is memories of childhood, borrowing freely from diverse cultural traditions specially my country of birth, Brazil. My characters and stories are formed by the presence of clothing and objects of comfort, moments in the past, playtimes, sibling’s rivalry, imaginary friends, creating metaphors intimately associated with nostalgia, loss and belonging. The expression in their faces reveals all those feelings we all felt during our growing up times. Finally the most rewarding feeling is that I most believe that the viewers when see my work can contemplate the inner universe of each piece and consequently establish a connection with their own childhood.
Jan 3, 2013