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Kristina Larson was born in Wisconsin in 1978. At the young age of two she was confined to a body cast after a corrective hip surgery. Her father built a cart to wheel her around in with drawing table attached, resulting in her obsession with art making. Larson holds a MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah C… Read More
Kristina Larson was born in Wisconsin in 1978. At the young age of two she was confined to a body cast after a corrective hip surgery. Her father built a cart to wheel her around in with drawing table attached, resulting in her obsession with art making. Larson holds a MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and Tufts University. Since her first solo show in 2002, Larson has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2008, while serving as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, she had a major exhibition at the Clock Gallery in Fez, which completely sold out and all of the proceeds were donated to a Moroccan woman’s weaving association. Larson currently lives, works, and sculpts in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read Less
My sculptures are inspired by sea life and body forms. Clay is my medium of choice because it allows me to express my emotions through interacting with the medium. I use my hands to sculpt the clay in as tranquil or aggressive manners as my energy allows. I typically begin by throwing a vessel on the wheel, then a… Read More
My sculptures are inspired by sea life and body forms. Clay is my medium of choice because it allows me to express my emotions through interacting with the medium. I use my hands to sculpt the clay in as tranquil or aggressive manners as my energy allows. I typically begin by throwing a vessel on the wheel, then adding round bulbous forms and arranging them until I find visually striking abstract and combinations. I enjoy creating voluptuous sensual forms with concave and convex surfaces. I explore ways of expressing drama and movement through the clay by allowing gravity to move it, exploring the outer limits of the material. I choose neutral mono-color finishes which avoid distraction from the overall shape. A piece is finished when I feel that its balance and tension are visually striking.

-Kristina L. Larson
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