Came upon a nice article in the May issue of Art News on the sculptor Rona Pondick. Thought I’d give you a heads up about her work. A intriguing sculptor in her fifties she creates amalgamations of human and animal forms using her own body or face as the jumping off point.
Her work seems to give nods to issues currently in the social and scientific world. She reminds me an analytic sculptor when approaching human/animal/plant forms, rather than a more mythic/poetic approach like the works of Kiki Smith. Dancing with the current trend in the arts of constructing beautiful mutants for the viewer to engage with, her work also seems to be about the beauty of the very material she is sculpting in and using contrasting textures: the smooth reflective nature of stainless steel melding into the detailed texture of human skin.
Check out her work if you have a chance: http://www.ronapondick.com/