• Ceramic Figurines by Claire Partington Put a Contemporary Twist on Historical Symbols

    7 days ago - By Colossal

    All images © Claire Partington, shared with permission
    Citing traditional portraiture and figurative ceramics, London-based artist Claire Partington sculpts grand characters with a dose of contemporary wit: Lavishly outfitted women lose their heads to anthropomorphized octopuses, a flip flop-wearing fairy dozes alongside empty beer bottles, and sneakers and a cellphone lie next to “Sleeping Beauty.” Infused with mythological symbols and references to folklore, the delicate figurines meld history and culture across time periods and prompt questions about interpretation and narrative.
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