Jennifer Liston Dykema - Cleveland OH
My sculptural work in fiber, metal and clay is as an exploration of spaces, lines, and shadows with a goal to pull the viewer from the exterior of a piece into the interior to explore the full scope of these often organic sculptures. The fiber and metal pieces are an outgrowth of my ceramic work where I create hand-built, ovoid vessels, which explore positive and negative space through their folded, natural forms. In metal and fiber, the materials allow me to explore the interrelation of the basic structure and the materials' linear nature. This creates an interplay between line and form to enhance a sense of motion within the piece utilizing both their shapes and shadows.