Erika Sanada ceramic sculpture

Erika Sanada


"My work reflects the weird and the creepy. I am fascinated with the dark side.

In my current body of work, “Odd Things,” I’m using the ceramic medium to create my bizarre creatures. My animals have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth, and ears. Clay allows me to create what’s in my head. These animals with their small deformities help me express my sensitive side. A troubled childhood and constant “life” anxieties are all expressed in “Odd Things.”
 
Beautiful and disturbing are terms I hear when people talk about my work and I love that these two terms are not often used together.

Life: beautiful and disturbing."

- Erika Sanada