Bunyip Sculpture

bunyip original Bunyip Sculpture

The Bunyip series developed when I made drawings, then paintings, of older Goddess sculptures. In the paintings, silhouettes emerged and I saw great sculptural potential in them. When my husband saw the first sculptures, he declared, "That's Bertie the Bunyip!" I had never heard of Bertie or Bunyips until that moment. After researching Bunyips, I decided to name the series after them. The true Bunyip is a mythical creature, a swamp monster, from Australian folklore who is often a malevolent trickster. For me, these pieces come from the mysterious intersection of myth, human, and machine. They work as a counterbalance to the benevolence and joy of my Goddess sculpture. They are approximately 30" tall. $500-2500.

This is the original bunyip sculpture. Raku fired, 12" tall. 2008

bunyip deer

Bunyip- Deerhead. 2009 Handbuilt Ceramic with smoke fired glaze. 25" tall.

bunyip yellowbeak

Bunyip- Yellowbeak, 2008. Handbuilt Ceramic with smoke fired glaze. 26" tall.

bunyip birdhead

Bunyip-Birdhead. 2009. Handbuilt Ceramic with smoke fired glaze. 28" tall.

bunyip bucky

Bunyip-Bucky. 2009. Handbuilt Ceramic with smoke fired glaze. 28" tall.