From the Gallery at Cabana Home…
Cabana Home Stores in Santa Barbara and Mill Valley have been selected as representatives of the Artists and Sculptor, Darcy Sears.
Sears considers Clay a medium with no boundaries or limits. “Wings can sprout on anyone and trees can have wheels.” She says with a wry smile. “Clay enables me to transform the mundane into something magical.”
Figure above: “I am interested in the alchemy of the finishes as well. A rust finish makes my ceramic sculpture look like metal.”
Sculptures by Darcy Sears ranges from realistic to whimsical, from classical to abstract, from serious to playful. One series may explore classical figures, some in stoic stance, others may be emerging from vessels, as though they are breaking out of confining spaces.
Sears is primarily interested in line and form, the contours of the human body.
“I explore the figure in all its imperfections. All sizes and shapes of the human figure are beautiful and complete in my eyes. While I use models in my work, I may not portray them in a realistic way. I want to capture their mood, spirit, and the essence of who they are.”
Darcy J. Sears is a San Francisco Bay Area sculptor who has been working with clay for twenty-five years. Born in Southern California, she received a B.A. degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent many years in the corporate world before becoming a full-time artist.
Darcy’s work has been exhibited in galleries in both California and France. In the summer of 2007 she was an artist-in-residence at Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, an artist town west of Avignon, France.
Sears work has been exhibited on three occasions in France, in 2002, 2007 and again in 2008.
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Source: A Design Guy