Overgrown with Eva Funderburgh
Eva Funderburgh’s new sculptures includes bear-like beasts shackled to swirling water, growing harbinger candles on their backs, or carrying entire civilizations. She works with a variety of materials including ceramic, bronze, and porcelain, with a focus on unique patinas for each piece. “My work deals with the overlap of humanity and the natural world. I use my simple, emotive animal forms to examine human motives and emotions. Storytelling and the idea of myth plays a very large role in my work, but equally so the notion of biology,” she says. “Humans are intrinsically biological and the growth of cities follows the same biological imperative as a blooming flower or growing tumor. I try to examine this notion without pronouncing a moral judgment on it. Hence, my beasts may sometime carry entire civilizations on their back, though the question of symbiote or parasite is left open. I also use biology in my work to examine some of the more base aspects of human nature as my creations hunt, eat, and squabble over prizes. ”
Eva Funderburgh will have a new collection of original artwork available Saturday, June 25th. If you would like to receive a preview of the show, please click here.
Join us for our Overgrown Artist’s Reception with Eva Funderburgh & Josh Keyes at Archimedes Gallery from 5pm – 8pm
Eva Funderburgh and Josh Keyes will be doing artist demonstrations in the Coaster Theater Courtyard from 2pm – 4pm for the Plein Air & More Arts Festival’s “Artist Swarm.”