Artist of the Day / Katharina / gislebertus

I love Katharina’s goddesses and have one myself.  Her item description are also very interesting.  Her shop is at

“I’ve been making mother goddesses and fertility figures for several years and have found the research and process to be both deeply moving and fascinating. As an art history graduate with an interest in prehistoric and ancient art many of my figurines are based on original pieces that I’ve researched and seen in museums. All my figurines are hand sculpted, one of a kind pieces. They represent almost every culture in the world; including Europe, Persia, China, Japan, South America, and Africa. These prehistoric sculptures have also inspired me to create my own original pieces that are interpretations of those produced in various cultures throughout history. I’ve made hundreds of various types and I have a lot of fondness for all of them, even the bizarre and alien looking ones. I never tire of making mother goddesses and am always looking for new sources of inspiration.”


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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