About Paula Rice | Ceramic Artist

The world as absolute, oceanic mystery came to me first as a small child.  This mystery had the physical weight and presence of a slow and beautiful liquid, through which I paddled like a little amphibian.  With my pastels, I drew pictures of children floating over towns and hilltops through the ooze, easing themselves down into city streets and countrysides with the assistance of the mysterious current.



Since then, I have found my childhood ideas transfigured in a multitude of ways, retreating and re-emerging in my work with a thousand different faces.  Yet, a certain pattern repeats itself.  I continue to be drawn to the revelations of the human body, which holds human consciousness as its great secret. And over and over again I create the human figure, seeking the mysterious current which animates the world.  



 

Paula Rice with Jupiter, the Planet Series, photo by Betsey Bruner | Words & Images
Paula Rice with Saturn, the Planet Series, photo by Betsey Bruner | Words & Images
Paula Rice with Neil Armstrong by Tom Alexander

© copyright | Paula Rice | 2012-2014

cover photography by Betsey Bruner, Words & Images
other photography by Tom Alexander