Friday, July 04, 2008

Sweet Mama

Tonya Solley Thornton is a sculptor and installation artist who makes sugary sweet forms that are organic in shape yet are more likely to be found at a six year old's birthday party than in a forest. The sense of distaste I experience seeing the bright whimsical colours and kitsch flowers is usurped by tenderness about the way her creatures interact with each other, suggesting emotionally evocative relationships such as mother and child.

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