Roxanne Jackson's macabre works are black-humored, investigating the link between human transformation, myth and kitsch. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. The malleable quality of clay is conducive to my intuitive process of sculpting; I see the form evolve. And this may provide some insight into who we are and this I find amusing. The head is then flayed by splicing it down the center and opening it. Your work is very interested in the female body. For you, why is this form so regenerative and how do you continue to find new inspiration in it? Contemporary western culture too often polarizes all things and because of this, often communicates a very narrow idea of the feminine. I aim to depict the female as so much more — as terrifying, for instance.
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Anatomy is intentionally garbled: brain matter spills out like disemboweled intestine; a nose resembling a sacrum turns an oral cavity into a pelvic bowl; canine ears echo the wings of a sphenoid bone inside an extraterrestrial skull…her surfaces reinforce the duality of her figures: lethal horns are finished with pearlescent glaze and pierced through with gold…. The soft becomes hard, the visceral becomes ornamental, beauty and ferocity commingle. Art Critic, Artist.
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Pure Lust View 1 ; Media: Ceramic, glaze, luster; 22 x 24 x 10 inches. Skull Polishing View 1 , ; Media: Ceramic, glaze, underglaze decals, luster, hoop earrings; 26 x 20 x 14 inches. After Midnight View 1 ; Media: Ceramic, glaze, underglaze decals, luster, hoop earrings; 20 x 29 x 12 inches. Black Flame View 1 ; Media: Ceramic, glaze, gold leaf;