Lorelle Parker

I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in art. My intention was an emphasis in painting, but I was required to take a  ceramics class. The last assignment of the semester was to make a sculpture, and I was hooked.  

Clay is an amazing medium for me. I believe that art has a spirit to it, and my job is to create a sculpture that will house that spirit. There is a quality of aliveness to so much art, and I often feel like I am working in conjunction with that spirit to create the sculpture it becomes.

My work is very informed by myth and folklore. I like reaching back into that (perhaps not so) bygone era when humans recognized that nature was filled with spirits and magical beings that interacted with us, both in beneficial and malevolent ways.

I am very interested in and inspired by European Paleolithic cave paintings, and enjoy integrating those images into my work. I have always liked the look of "primitive" art, and Paleolithic carvings that have been buried and aged for thousands of years.

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