ROBIN MURPHY

My ceramic sculptures embrace a human/animal narrative. Stories evolve in my mind, as I manipulate the clay. I am attracted to factual and fictional narrative, drama, parables, including paradox, and the what if's of life! Sometimes it begins with a question, word, or phrase to explore; such as vulnerability, love, loss, reflection, mischief, or "caught in the moment of." Ideas are manipulated and twisted in a similar context to the materials used. The malleability of clay, and the process of discovery are seductive and surprising, as the clay becomes something physical through my hands.