Diane Seals

  I am drawn to color, positive vibes, quirky, and function as I sculpt.  Sculptural clay and papier-mâché provide the media to create ideas, and underglazes provide the finishing pop of color I like. Totems, lamps, flowerpots, and garden stakes are my most recent clay obsessions.  The subject matter I am drawn to varies, however, the anthropomorphic lives of animals, as well as, the quirks of human beings seems to form the bulk of my work.  I find that I see many things with a sense of humor, and that is conveyed in my work.   Current events provide the inspiration for protest sculptures that seek to cultivate a way forward instead of just laying bare the reality of the moment.   The viewer response I enjoy is a soul softening smile and positive vibes for our world.