above: Cheryl Lichwell, “Home”, 12x8x23
How does an artist express doubts, inner thoughts, or wishes?
At first glance my ceramic sculpture may look mythical. I have chosen to use both animals and people to express emotions that we all may share.
The inner stories we create about how we protect ourselves, deal with inner dialogue or hide our fears, are sometimes better revealed through an animal’s sense of preservation, such as a rabbit’s wariness, or the solemn contemplation of a chimp.
I find it comforting to know that others share my fascination with the inner workings of humanity. What drives us to behave the way we do? This question is what motivates my work.