Arizona Based Visual Artist
I am fortunate to live in the Dark Sky City of Flagstaff, Arizona, where I have spent many hours looking up at the sky in the dead of night. I have searched images from the Hubble Telescope and new information from space, amazed at the vast wilderness that has been brought home to us on Earth for the first time.
There is in me something that seeks out there in space something like me, like us, an original response. But photographs of alien landscapes are fierce, hostile, and silent.
My art is a way for me to bridge the gap. "The Planet Series" is a way for me to grapple with a vast reality, to somehow make sense of it, to add the human element, and bring it down to human size.
About Paula Rice | Ceramic Artist
The world as an absolute, oceanic mystery came to me first as a small child. This mystery had the physical weight and presence of a slow and beautiful liquid, through which I paddled like a little amphibian. With my pastels, I drew pictures of children floating over towns and hilltops through the ooze, easing themselves down into city streets and countrysides with the assistance of the mysterious current.
Since then, I have found my childhood ideas transfigured in a multitude of ways, retreating and re-emerging in my work with a thousand different faces. Yet, a certain pattern repeats itself. I continue to be drawn to the revelations of the human body, which holds human consciousness as its great secret. And over and over again, I create the human figure, seeking the mysterious current which animates the world.