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Marina Dempster - Stride in These Shoes! 

Marina Dempster describes her work as sculpture. Her primary technique is a contemporary translation of the pre-Columbian Huichol art of “transformational yarn painting.” She meticulously embeds beads and yarn into her forms with her hands and some improvised tools. Dempster’s shoe series shows a vivid imagination combined with a wonderful sense of humor. She describes them as extensions of the body - with feelers or organs of touch. We were absolutely wowed with her use of porcupine quills, cast metal thorns, antlers, exotic feathers and bits of fur. She’s taken a traditional folk craft and has given it a great set of wings.

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Comment by Leisa Rich on January 21, 2017 at 11:28am

The look and the technique is absolutely amazing. SO fun!

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2017 at 2:04pm

Awesome! Thanks for posting.

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Chanda Zea

Object Series 1, 2, 3

Porcelain, slipcast and altered with terra sigillata, rubber.
8” x 8” x 8”, 12” x 8” x 8”, 8” x 8” x 10
2013

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