Enchanted world of Rebekah Bogard sculptures. (USA)
Rebekah Bogard started drawing animals when she was growing up in Wyoming, and she never stopped, not even as a grad student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“I enjoy utilizing animals because they are beautiful and mysterious creatures, vulnerable to relations with humans. This susceptibility gives them a sense of benevolence that is often lacking in human associations….Some pieces look cute, sweet and innocent, but upon closer inspection, one realizes that the piece is conceptually more complicated. They may be read simultaneously as happy-go-lucky as well as melancholic and out of place. I blend the beautiful with the sad, fantasy with reality, idealism with truth as well as the sexual with the innocent.”