ARTIST STATEMENT BY DONNA LYNN FRIEDSON
|The limitless qualities of clay have held me spellbound from the first handbuilt piece I made in the summer of 2002. Over the course of my artistic career I have explored an eclectic array of mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, charcoal , pencil, silkdying, mixed media/ surface design, and now handbuilding in ceramics and pastels. I am interested in the limitless symbiosis of texture, pattern , color and the fusion of them all. I celebrate and welcome the unexpected and allow each piece to emerge and evolve into its own subject and form.|
|My inspiration derives from many sources, both internal and external forces come into play. I am fascinated and drawn to the limitless designs of nature as well as the interrelatedness of human beings; especially the male female connection. When I begin a piece in clay , I am inspired by the shape and feel of the medium and work from an intuitive and instantaneous place letting myself proceed with passion and unbridled freedom until a balance of compostion is achieved. Pastels embody the same feeling as the clay, except on a 2 dimensional plane.||
|My creative jouney takes me
through transformations and evolutions of my inner soul. Each piece ends up as a joyous
surprise. The limitless plasticity of the clay, and the direct bold colors of the pastels
both allow me a wide ranging experimentation in my ongoing search for yet another level of
personal and artistic growth.