Crystal Morey / Delicate Dependencies


Bay Area-based sculptor Crystal Morey‘s rural Northern California upbringing shaped her perspective on nature and how humans interact with land, animals, and each other. All of that is evident in her Delicate Dependencies porcelain series that pairs the female form with different species of animals native to the western United States.

These creatures exist in habitats stressed or impacted by human activity, leading them to an unclear future. They inhabit a space where the relationship between humans, and the plants and animals around them, are intricately and physically bound together, dependent on each other for their long-term viability. Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see these delicate figures as containing power, as modern talismans and precious telling objects. They see a heightened vision of human influence in the natural world and are here to remind us of our current trajectory and the delicate dependencies we all share.







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