Linda Wren

RIchmond, VA, USA

Instagram: WrenL

Art Medium: contemporary figurative ceramic sculpture

’Irene,’ 12 x 11 x 9.5 in, Ceramics with cold finish (Irene, colorful in every sense of the word. And always put together. She has shoes in every color and you will know when she has arrived. )

’Marybelle’ 15 x 10 x 8 in, Ceramics with cold finish ('Twas the 50's. Everything prim and proper at the club.
Until, of course it wasn’t.)

’Zuri’ 12 x 10 x 6 in, Ceramics with cold finish (Zuri does not abide by limitations set upon her. She chooses to rise above, excel, yet embrace her rich heritage.)

’Reflection’ 13 x 11 x 11 in, Ceramics with cold finish (What is she thinking?)

’Motherhood’ 12 x 10 x 6 in, Ceramics with cold finish (Our children are always on our mind.)

'Here comes the Sun,’ 14 x 12 x 9 in, Ceramics with cold finish (Darkness falls away. Light peaks over the horizon and illuminates clouds dabbed with vibrant colors. Intensifying each minute. Water mimics the sky. Warmth invades your skin. The breeze carries your thoughts away. Birds sing their praise. Breathe.)

'Forever a work in progress,' 8 x 11 x 3 in, Ceramics with cold finish (Aren't we all forever a work in progress?)

Breaking through,' 8.5 x 11 x 3 in, Ceramics with cold finish (What hurdles have you overcome?)

I sculpt moments in time, convey different expressions, and use color washes to create unique personalities. My goal is to create a presence in the room that the viewer can connect with.

I choose my subject matter based on the emotion or expression I want to convey. Each sculpture is a personal challenge for me to try something new. Mother nature has a great influence on me and you will see her patterns and textures mimicked in my work as well.

I am constantly learning and adapting, always exploring new ways to achieve my goals. My greatest challenge is to figure out how to create delicate details without sacrificing the strength of the overall piece. I feel like I have succeeded when buyers say they talk to my figurative sculptures on a daily basis.

What sets my work apart is my focus on real and varied expressions, humor, color, patterns, and textures. I want my art to evoke emotion and create memories for the viewer.

My figurative sculpture career did not start until 2020, when I had time to ‘play,’ hand-build and thus found my passion. Prior to 2020, I spent 40+ years in advertising, creating ads for such companies as Nike, Seiko and Mercedes. A Bachelor of Fine Arts was received from Carnegie Mellon University, with a foundation in Graphic and Industrial Design.

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