The polymer Musings of Meredith Dittmar

Beautiful collection and a beautiful website too. Meredith Dittmar creates intricate works using polymer clay, manipulating the material into new territories. Love the detail, personalities and colors. Check out her portfolio www.corporatepig.com/artportfolio, and her site in general www.corporatepig.com

Currently living and playing in Portland Oregan, Meredith Dittmar was born near Boston and grew up in a world of pet pigs, horses, hay-forts and spy games . Follow this with an education in computer science, a career in interactive design, a compulsive need to create, and a drive to Seek and you get the major elements of her person and work.

Dittmars human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness . Her characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing their audience so they can share their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed. She sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand herself and reality.

Dittmars work is featured in the books Dot dot Dash and Mascotte 2, along with numerous magazines and online publications. In conjunction with her artwork she works as an independent character designer and maintains her company Corporatepig, through which she continues to create thousands of unique handmade characters called “My Guys”.

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~ by Austin Maguire on March 24, 2010.

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