News__ Humans and the Natural World

October 24, 2011 | By

Kate MacDowell’s sculpture series explores the relationship between humans and the natural world

Kate MacDowell creates intricate, chalk-white figures that depict how the hubris of man has affected the environment. Sculptures of reptiles with human fetuses inside them, hands crushing baby birds, packs of babies devouring wolf carcasses and countless other images that show our destruction of the natural world make up this disturbing series. Kate uses porcelain as her medium and explains that it “highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years.”

Some of Kate’s work is currently on display in the exhibit “Night Scented Stock” at the Marianne Boesky Gallery 
in NYC from now until October 22nd.

See more of Kate MacDowell’s work below.

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