These disturbing and grotesquely beautiful sculptures by Sarah Louise Davey are made of vividly, violently, luridly, fantastically painted ceramic, embodying creatures with bold, tortured, glazed stares, and strange growths either covering their eyes or framing them like sick, rotten petals of flesh carved out around an astonishingly open iris. It is unnerving and startling, garish and obscene, and yet has a delicate and whimsical touch, and is quite beautiful. They appear simultaneously textured and not, curiously both 3D and 2D – they look like paintings on porcelain, and the bold, dark lines sketching their features out against the chalky whiteness of the ceramic hold a horrific and fascinating quality.
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