Mantras for Involuntary Nomads
Stacey AS Pritchard
Stacey AS Pritchard’s latest work involves combining, drawing, sculpture, and painting with a variety of materials to create glimpses into small narratives, that touch on current events and especially the state of children in crisis. Currently the stories revolve around the themes of dislocation, war, emotion, and instinctual reactions to the current world.
She uses hybrid animal human characters to express archetypes experiencing life through these landscapes. These hybrid human animal forms are inspired by shamanic thinking and are an expression of a belief that the disrespect and disconnect from our environment is symptomatic of the greed that drives human wars. These characters have come to life through drawings and as ceramic based mixed media sculptures. Ceramic, as a vehicle to express the more connected nature of the characters, also lends its organic and varied nature to the actual forms themselves, through the use of multiple clay bodies.
About Stacey AS Pritchard
Stacey AS Pritchard lives in Atlantic Highlands, NJ with her husband Al Pritchard and her two dogs. She showed her work intermittently for a number of years, while maintaining a corporate career outside the studio. In 2010 she made the decision to dive back into her art full time. She has rededicated herself to finding new venues and investigations to explore, working across a wide range of media. She graduated from college receiving a Bachelors of Art Degree from Ringling School of Art and Design in 1995. If asked she will tell you she is from Texas, but in reality, was born in the small town of Portsmouth, Ohio in 1969, practically straddling the Mason Dixon Line.