Pat   Otto         Figurative   Sculptures     1998 - 2001
Clay Figures: Heartworks
Clay Figures: Acrobatics and Artifacts
Large Wood Figures
The small polychromed clay figures reinterpret large-scale
of the same images done many years earlier as “stations of the cross,”
objects to be viewed and visited. Now condensed, 3-dimensionalized and enshrined.
Large wood figures are created from found wood, usually driftwood, that has been altered and assembled
to create figures or mythological creatures from 5 to 8 feet tall. Painted pieces use melted beeswax
with oil painted glazes to create a deep, luxurious space and texture.
Acrobatics, a group of polychromed ceramic sculptures, is part of the
Horse and Maiden series of gouache paintings . Clay offers a more sensual form
for the main characters in their exquisite, yet eccentric, poses of cavorting.