12 March 2016

Confined into animal

In sepia tone contemplative gesture with delicate hands and feet, Crystal Morey creates totemic ceramic figurines that reflect our complex relationship with the environment.

“The animals I use are either extinct or have become endangered due to human impact in this era of great acceleration since the Industrial Revolution. The concepts behind the work are about our contemporary environmental issues while the visual structure pursues a totemic feel.

I am looking at visual material including Native American ceremonial masks and regalia, Byzantine and Renaissance devotional painting, secular portraits and altarpieces, and Egyptian antiquities.

I am interested in how human advancements in technology, agriculture, and urbanization have imposed stress on natural ecosystems and the species that live within them.”
— Crystal Morey

Read more: Crystal Morey’s statement

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