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Sculpture
Minneapolis, MN

Sculpture
Minneapolis, MN
laylmcdill.com


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Artist Statement
Once upon a time each of us was a little kid. Everything was nonsense. We wondered about everything. We wondered what was in the cupboard, the drawers, and boxes. For me making my art helps me keep this magical doorway to wonderment open.

My technique and materials are also very mysterious and magical. I create millefiore canes from colored clay which is layered and stretched then sliced to reveal tiny images in the clay. These slices and the scraps that come out of the process become the building blocks for my sculptures.

My polymer clay pieces are inspired purely out of playfulness and serendipity. When I make my teapots I often start with the shape of the teapot and wait to see what it tells me it wants to be. Then as I add clay the piece comes to life. I always hope to create something that no one has seen before that can also encourage viewers to see magic in their everyday life.

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41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024