This is an example of John Morton’s work in his recent MFA thesis exhibition, “Unbecoming”. His pieces are concerned with removing the comfort of fur and displaying animals in a more visceral and exposed way. Each piece relates directly to the human condition using the animal form to create a sense of fragility.
Martha Grover’s work, though functional, shows a strong connection to natural forms and colors. Her voluptuous forms reference nature and the figure simultaneously, while her subtle uses of bright color create focal points that accentuate the flowing surface.
Christina West is intriguing to me because of her use of scale. Her figurative sculpture is found in perfect realism, however the scale is kept within a four foot range. Making her pieces seem less like perfectly replicated adults, and pushed more into the realm of sculptural artworks.