Our bodies tell a story of our lives — where we’ve been hurt, where we hold love, signs of childbearing, signs of age. These sculptures create a narrative of a life which you can hold in your hands, feeling every bump, the years made tangible.

small figure of old man modelled in clay by Ellen Scobie, Vancouver artist

Working with clay sculpture is a big departure for me. My work for the past few years has been based in digital compositions where the image is mediated first by the camera lens and then by the computer screen. Now working directly with my hands, I see the physical response in the material to my touch or to the mark of the sculpting tool. Having the freedom of working directly from my gut is liberating.

modern figurative sculpture of cat person - plaster

Top Image: Plaster sculpture maquettes by Geemon Xin Meng and Ellen Scobie