Panel 1

Artist Statement

In my work, I am intrigued by human relationship between mind and body, as well as body to nature.  I examine and hand sculpt biological growths found in nature, such as moths, barnacles, or flowers.  Multiple sculpted pieces are re-imagined as a whole, and assembled as clusters, blossoming or decomposing. Our connecting to the natural world compels one to see the world in relation to self and understanding of human nature.  I embrace new methods with each new artwork, intrigued by the versatility and endless possibilities of clay and resolving unexpected challenges with each installation. 

Panel 2

Biography

Casey Parkinson is a ceramic artist from Hammond, Louisiana.   She creates contemporary sculpture, installation art, as well as wheel-thrown functional dishware using porcelain and stoneware clay.  She received her BA from Southeastern Louisiana University and MFA from Louisiana Tech University.

Her pottery and sculpture has been included in national juried exhibitions, at venues such as Louisiana’s Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, River Oaks Art Center, and at LSU’s Student Union Gallery, where she was awarded first place at the 20x20x20 National Compact Exhibition. She has has been recognized in publications such as United Hemispheres Magazine, CFile, and The New York Times, and is currently Artist in Residence at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.