Free-Standing Ceramic Sculpture
Property Grounds, Pool Entrance
40" x 80" x 14"
Mark Chatterley is an accomplished and internationally-recognized figurative sculptor based in Williamston, Michigan. His life-sized ceramic figures, fired in one seamless piece in a large kiln, seem to eerily and beautifully emerge from the earth, and at the same time, be reclaimed by it. The figures appear to live in graceful limbo, occupying space and time from a bygone era, yet exuding a primitive grace that’s culturally familiar. In the artist’s words:
“Everything is either moving toward or away from nothingness. Life, death, creation and destruction, this is the world I find myself in. I want my art to echo these thoughts. Everything in a state of flux, changing and reforming. A sense of decay along with life. Nothing is permanent and nothing stays the same. I also try to show thoughts and feelings of the human condition. Beauty in the malformed, acceptance of the inevitable. I am doing work of our time for our time, even though I look to the past, the dead, for inspiration.”