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Super strange sculptures only the dark and demented could love
02.02.2016
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Super strange sculptures only the dark and demented could love

Home Haunter, porcelain, fur, gold luster, china paint by Shary Boyle, 2015
“Home Haunter,” porcelain, fur, gold luster, china paint by Shary Boyle, 2015
 
That’s not to say, of course, that if you’re not as dark and demented as yours truly, that you won’t also be drawn to these gorgeous yet strange ceramic sculptures by Canadian artist, Shary Boyle. But it might help.

Boyle has worked with a number of musical artists during her career, like the equally out-there Peaches and Feist. While her CV isn’t limited to sculpture (Boyle works in nearly every medium), it is her bizarre, yet enchanting sculptures that caught my eye today. Boyle’s strange ceramics, while compelling to look at, also attempt to convey powerful messages on such topics as social equality, eroticism and the emotional turmoil that we as human beings are subjected to existing in this world together.

What I love most about Boyle’s off-kilter ceramics, in addition to their heavy ideas, is that they are at times somewhat amusing (to me anyway). Like her piece “Bless You,” which features a creepy white porcelain hand, with an drastically elongated middle finger pointed straight at the sky.

A back view of Home Haunter by Shary Boyle
“Home Haunter,” back view
 
The Dandy Widow, Shary Boyle, 2009
“The Dandy Widow,” 2009
 
Untitled, Shary Boyle, 2005
“Untitled,” 2005
 
Bless You, Shary Boyle, 2014
“Bless You,” 2014
 
Your Humble Servant, Shary Boyle, 2014
“Your Humble Servant,” 2014
 
Moths Drink Tears, Shary Boyle, 2014
“Moths Drink Tears,” 2014
 
Cloverleaf, Shary Boyle, 2014
“Cloverleaf,” 2014
 
Live Old, Shary Boyle, 2010
“Live Old,” 2010
 
Intersects, Shary Boyle, 2009
“Intersects,” 2009
 
The Lute Player, Shary Boyle, 2010
“The Lute Player,” 2010
 
Dogpile, Shary Boyle, 2010
“Dogpile,” 2010
 
Uakari, Shary Boyle, 2014
“Uakari,” 2014
 
Family, Shary Boyle, 2010
“Family,” 2010
 
Venusblumen, Shary Boyle, 2009
“Venusblumen,” 2009
 
Regrets, Shary Boyle, 2015
“Regrets,” 2015
 
Regrets, close up
 
Maypole, Shary Boyle, 2010
“Maypole,” 2010
 
h/t Beautiful Decay

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Grandma’s ceramic figurines get a grim makeover

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