Artist Statement

Since the mid 1990's, my work has involved figurative pieces. Soft sculpture and clay are the basic ingredients of my figures. They are highly embellished with embroidery, beads and found objects, including natural elements found on walks in the woods.

Concepts for my art pieces are drawn from nature and the relationship we humans have with it. This relationship may take form as petroglypths, ancestor figures, shamans, animals and fairies. I find this relationship more important than ever given the environmental challenges we face today.

Although the relationship between humans and our environment is a serious subject, I attempt to approach it with humor and whimsy through my figurative work.

Reflection by Linda Rael
Reflection, detail