Meredith Dittmar

Primarily working with polymer clay, Dittmar's human-animal-plant-energy relief-like amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness. The characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing an audience, sharing their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed. The artist sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand self and reality.