Joe DiRaddoCeramic Sculpture
My work in clay is an expression of beauty in nature. Primitive forms with an anthropological sense of design give voice to ancient and spirit voices and memories, while organic shapes with textures and earth tones reflect mystical and natural processes that are common to the earth’s formation.
Surrealism is infused into most of my sculptures as a concept that shifts reality into new dimensions. This gives many avenues and entrances into relating to nature and exploring the primal, and gives more grounding to daily living. In my more representational work, I choose powerful symbols such as crosses and hearts, which have such depth and personal meaning as to be transformative and evoke connections to sacred time and space. I want to challenge the viewer to find deep and meaningful personal connections that impart a sense of wonder.