Meredith Dittmar

Meredith Dittmar creates amazing 3-dimensional sculptures, showing oddly mechanized creatures and interwoven nature themes.

A couple of them, like this one below, remind me of ancient alchemical art.
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From the artist bio:
Dittmar’s human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness . Her characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing their audience so they can share their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed.

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Born near Boston Mass, she grew up in a world of pet pigs, horses, hay-forts and spy games . Follow this with an education in computer science, a career in interactive design, a compulsive need to create, and a drive to Seek and you get the major elements of her person and work.

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I wish these pieces contained a listing of size and materials used. I want to get a sense of what they would look like in person.

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Meredith Dittmar

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7 Responses to “Meredith Dittmar”

  1. Totally intriguing and beautiful in complication. Like all great art, passion is in the details, or in this case, tangible details. Artwork of storied moments you can run your hands over, to impress upon your mind a deeper relationship. As far as size, Dana, some pieces mentioned are 10″ to 4′ tall, and based on the psychics of polymer clay, I’m guessing all her work is substantial. BTW, squeezing and squishing a wad of PC is excellent for strengthening the hands and fingers.

  2. Really nice. I like how some of them are reminiscent of Hindu gods!

  3. Haha – but I love, ‘the psychics of polymer clay’! πŸ˜‰

    I’m a huge fan of Dittmar’s work; so intricate, mysterious – and the colours are just gorgeous. She explains her technique in this ’09 interview, which also has some work-in-progress shots showing how the pieces are constructed:
    http://www.fecalface.com/SF/features-mainmenu-102/1777-meredith-dittmar-interview
    The WIPs are set out on her workbench, so you also get a good idea of the typical size of her pieces (though as KEric says, they vary quite a bit). -Nx

  4. You’re very welcome πŸ™‚ It’s nice to be able to give back a tiny bit, as a thank you for all the pleasure you bring through your blog! -Nx

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