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Tamae Frame‘s ceramic sculptures depicts female figures, in which her emotions, moods, and feelings play out. Her intention is to give meaning to that insight and sublimate it into an archetype of the psyche. In her recent work, in addition to her minimalistic female nude figures, Tamae created female creatures that possess egg-shaped objects as a metaphorical depiction as pure potential: a beginning of one s life, a newly formed idea or a fresh plan, one that is still in a fragile state because it hasn’t been materialized in real life. On the other hand, the creature has a thorny back, which symbolizes the defensive instinct–protecting its possession from the environment. Besides these creatures and the nude figures, “I was inspired to sculpt women in dresses that correspond with their feelings. I created the series involving the body, mind, and clothing–the movement, shape, or color of the subject s clothing enhances the atmosphere of the piece, such as tranquility, joyfulness, and euphoria.”
Dayna Collin‘s new abstract series titled EVOKE is inspired by topics and themes passionate to Dayna and reflect her emotional responses. Through layers of plaster, oil, cold wax, and markings, She brings her energetic and visceral reactions to such themes as aging, addictions, secrets, joy, environmental issues, health, and friendship. Buried beneath the surfaces are words or thoughts written boldly across the painted plaster, then covered with layers of oil and cold wax. To quote Dayna Art is a powerful therapist. She works in a range of sizes, varying from 8×8 inches to 36×48 inches, letting the magnitude of the theme dictate what size board she use. Dayna has chosen not to identify her themes, but EVOKE is intended to draw out or produce personal emotional responses from those who view this series.