Kate Nelson, a sculptor from Austin, Texas, considers herself a “lucky girl” indeed. “I figured out what I wanted to do with my life and got to it,” she simply says. Having obtained an MFA from Texas Women’s University in 2005, she has been, of late, inventively fashioning ceramic and clay into small, almost abstract, identities that try to communicate with each other as they are held back by mostly invisible – sometimes visible – forces.
“I explore the complexities of interpersonal relationships; specifically the spatial and supposed interaction between two or more persons caught in a single moment of time,” Kate explains. As she breaks down and deconstructs figures into basic little entities, the intimate aspects of a body’s posture are emphasised. The viewer gets to contemplate the nature of the nondescript areas that exist between communicators. “The technique gives rise to a permanent shifting state of tension,” says the sculptor.
You can learn more about Kate on her website (www.luckygirlceramics.com), Saatchi Art (www.saatchiart.com/luckygirlceramics) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/Lucky-Girl-Ceramics-166308906715391/) pages. All images used with permission.