• Dime a Dance • Letter From Home • New Shoes • Pride • Sleeping Child•
• Spirit of Energy • Synopsis of Movement • Waiting for the Model •
About the Artist K. E. Crain
My art is very personal to me. I fancy myself a poet, a story teller and a songwriter. My medium is physical rather than oral. I fall in love with each piece I create because they all come from a place deep inside me. My inspirations come from many different sources, lyrics from songs floating around in my head, a model that settles into a pose and wears his or her emotion on their body, a feeling or inner thought that needs to be expressed, the day-to-day observation of the human spirit, even a family photograph that provokes wonderful memories. Everyday we all experience a complex mix of emotions and I try to bring these out in my work by telling a story that is unique to each viewer.
I spend a little of everyday in my studio developing ideas in small clay sketches in a variety of poses. The more interesting of these become preliminary studies for larger, more complete works. I prefer to work with water base clay. The organic composition of the clay has a life of its own. The way it moves through your fingers creating its own dimensions as you manipulate it. The loose textures I use on my art add to the interest and the depth of my work and open the piece to interpretation by the viewer. I want people who see my work to interact with piece on their own terms, so they can decide for themselves what the piece means to them. My work allows the observer to connect and sympathize with the rest of mankind by feeling and contemplating those experiences that make us human.