Meredith Dittmar: Now You See It, Now You Don’t @ FIFTY24MX Gallery

American sculptor Meredith Dittmar’s (featured) latest exhibition “Now You See It, Now You Don’t” is a collection of works made over a 15 month period.  “During that time, my husband and I did IVF to get pregnant, my father had a severe stroke at 67 rendering him paralyzed and brain damaged for 14 months, my twin sons were born at 26 weeks gestation and spent three months in the NICU. Eventually my father passed away and today our sons are a year old, happy and healthy and beating the odds.  This period brought in full force, the beautiful intensity of the human story – the cycle of life death. “

Dittmar’s polymer clay sculptures depict human-animal-plant-energy amalgams that contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t runs through January 21, 2012 at FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City.

To see more, visit CorporatePig.com.

Meredith Dittmar: Sculpture

Meridith Dittmar“Meredith Dittmar is an artist living and playing in Portland OR. 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.

Dittmars 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. She sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand herself and reality.

Dittmars work is featured in the books Dot dot Dash and Mascotte 2, along with numerous magazines and online publications. In conjunction with her artwork she works as an independent character designer and maintains her company Corporatepig, through which she continues to create thousands of unique handmade characters called “My Guys”.” (bio from artist website)

To see more of Dittmar’s sculptures, visit CorporatePig.com.  There is also a great interview on Fecal Face.

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