Gretel Boose is a ceramic sculptor. Her work addresses the universal search for meaning, fulfillment, and acceptance in a time that offers less and less opportunities for involvement and physical engagement other than a click of a button on a keyboard. This life style can easily become a way of separating ourselves from our natural wisdom by encouraging us to look everywhere but inside ourselves to find fulfillment.
Working with mud for her is like returning to the original creativity that is inherent in each one of us in different ways. Smelling the earth, feeling the clay in my hands brings Gretel back to her natural state of being at ease, and it opens up new possibilities on a journey that does not require moving beyond herself to find meaning. Ideas form and slip away like the infinitely malleable clay she works with. Out of endless possibilities, the inside, in its own time, reveals itself to form the outside.
A new sculpture is a gift coming from the unknown. In the silence of her studio, her work evolves spontaneously. Life ceases to be a task, and becomes natural and simple. With a sense of wonder, she greets a new being, coming to life between her hands.
My ceramic and mixed media sculptural work is an attempt to communicate my fascination with human expressions, and the secrets behind the mind and spirit. The stories told by the Spiritual Beings often bring to light the question: Who are you? And through you, who am I?
The Wild Nellies are pleased to be joined by Gretel Boose . Click on the following link to learn more about her works: