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oil clay


Dimensions: 18.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 inches

Artist Statement

Working with live models, I have the unique opportunity of building relationships with them in an environment that often brings up their insecurities, both physical and mental. Through my artwork I seek to capture the individual’s vulnerability in their journey of struggling through these insecurities to find comfort and peace in their own mind and body. My desire is to show people as they are, in the thick of their mess, their joy, their pain, their sorrow, their laughter, their beauty, their shame. Though this focus on the individual’s life may often seem a heavy one, it is a necessary step in the healing process. Masking the truth does nothing but add layers to the growing coldness and hurt in a person’s heart.

By combining the complex and painstakingly detailed process of bronze casting with the intricate process of sculpting a figure that captures the essence of the person, I hope to successfully bring to light the value of traditional methods while also bringing light to the raw truth of the inner self.


© Madeline Lively Fluharty, 2019. Photo Credit: Allison Corona.


figure, art, emotion, people, sculpture