Judy Ryan Reiling
I like the fact that the figures have a universal, mythic quality. Most seem feminine although that is not always important to me.
To create the sculptures I think of rituals, experiences and emotions that are both personal and universal. I express them using concrete symboIs and precise gestural form. Using clay, I step onto the brink to communicate hope, sorrow, generosity, grace...
"I am interested in exploring the brink of where my own emotion meets matter and it is communicated."