The textural ceramics of Lisa Clague arouse wonderment and otherworldliness. Clague lists Hieronymus Bosch, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Hans Bellmer, and the Surrealists as her inspirations. Her three-dimensional sculptures and wall hangings examine inner journeys, oftentimes influenced by her dreams. Animals -- monkeys, rabbits, and deer -- often accompany her central figures. 

 

"My work evokes a place between the subconscious and the intangible. My hybrid figures have been influenced by prehistoric art, the "Great Mother" figurines from the Neolithic period, the animal-headed figures from the rock shelter of La Madeleine and also the bird headed Egyptian Goddesses and archaic Greek Kouros figures."  - Lisa Clague

 

Lisa Clague lives and works near Penland, North Carolina.