Featured Artist Darcy J. Sears

Artist Darcy J. Sears is driven by a need to “mold life out of clay” and sculpts the human body in all its beauty and imperfection. Enjoy more of her work by visiting her website.

 

"Balinese Woman" Ceramic, 2" x 3" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Balinese Woman” Ceramic, 2″ x 3″

 

As a professional artist, it is hard to believe that my first sculpture was a turquoise giraffe at the age of ten. After all these years, I still have not put the clay down and am fortunate that my passion has turned into my career.

 

"Ballerinas" Bronze, 10" x 6" x 4" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ballerinas” Bronze, 10″ x 6″ x 4″

 

I started out on my own and was primarily self-taught. I had no formal training, but had wonderful teachers such as Eugene Daub, Tebby George, Bruno Lucchesi and Peter Rubino. In addition, I was offered an artist-in-residency at Saint-Quentin-la-Porterie, an artist town west of Avignon, France.

 

"Alexandra" Ceramic, Tile and Copper Leaf, 12" x 52" x 10" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Alexandra” Ceramic, Tile and Copper Leaf, 12″ x 52″ x 10″

 

Initially, I was a realistic figurative sculptor. Over the years, my path has evolved to a stylized representation of the human figure.

 

"Modigliani Woman" Clay, 11" x 16" x 8" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Modigliani Woman” Clay, 11″ x 16″ x 8″

 

The human form is my inspiration—my compositions celebrate our imperfections and I find beauty in physical shapes. I often introduce mythical touches by integrating classical Greek forms with my own personal style.

 

"Offering" Bronze, 16" x 9" x 8.5" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Offering” Bronze, 16″ x 9″ x 8.5″

 

My technical process is to work with slabs of clay and to build from the inside out, switching my focus to the outside as the piece nears completion. This process utilizes a hollow center around which the clay is added and modeled. Form is always central to my work. The finishes are the alchemy where clay is transformed into art.

 

"Yellow Cap" Ceramic with Gold Leaf, 12" x 18" x 7" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Yellow Cap” Ceramic with Gold Leaf, 12″ x 18″ x 7″

 

My newest collection represents a personal artistic challenge in terms of scale and ambition.

 

"Grace" Bronze, 7" x 26" x 6" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Grace” Bronze, 7″ x 26″ x 6″

 

This venture into larger than life bronzes is really transforming my artistic expression. These pieces are more permanent and I hope to place them in large outdoor art installations.

 

"Chrysanthemum" Ceramic, Tile, and Glass 14" x 23" x 10" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Chrysanthemum” Ceramic, Tile, and Glass 14″ x 23″ x 10″

 

I love the idea of sharing these sculptures with the public and having them integrated with nature. The juxtaposition of bronze or high-fired clay in a natural setting is a perfect fit.

 

Artist Darcy J. Sears with "Life Is But A Dream" Ceramic, 24" x 18" by artist Darcy J. Sears. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Darcy J. Sears with “Life Is But A Dream” Ceramic, 24″ x 18″

 

Over the years, my sculptures have been shown in many art venues, including a solo exposition in Avignon, a group exhibit at Claire de Villaret Galerie in Paris, Virga Gallery in Laguna Beach, the Mill Valley Sculpture Garden and Gallery and Cavallo Point Hotel in Sausalito.

 

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Comments

  1. Ted Wilson says:

    I love to see your sculptures Darcy. Truly beautiful work and we need beauty in today’s world. Thank you!

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