Linda Lopez’s Playful Ceramic ‘Dust Furries’ Pick Up Detritus Like Pebbles and Peas in Their Colorful Coats

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A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter with detritus attached to it.

All images © Linda Nguyen Lopez, shared with permission

Bending and swishing as if poised to wiggle right out of the room, Linda Nguyen Lopez’s playful ceramic sculptures just want to do a little cleaning up. In the ongoing series Dust Furries, satisfying color gradients complement the supple textures of the works, which have a knack for getting odds and ends, like a dust bunny under the bed, stuck to their “fur.” “The detritus ranges from rocks to fingernails to peas,” Lopez tells Colossal. “All the things you would find on the floor or in corners.”

Bright hues, a variety of sizes, and different materials combine to create each piece’s distinct personality. Stylized shapes representing lint or abstract cut-outs float over the surfaces as if attracted by static electricity, suggesting the gentle friction of movement. “Over the past three years, the furries have become more technically proficient,” Lopez explains. “The colors are more fluid, there is stronger fur, and the porcelain furries have jumped in scale.”

Lopez (previously) is currently working on a new public art project in which she will translate the ceramic surface into bronze. Find more of her work on her website, and follow updates on Instagram.

 

A series of ceramic sculptures that looks like playful, furry critters with detritus attached to it.

Clockwise from front: ‘Dust Furries’ with lint, cut-outs, fingernails, dandruff, rocks, and peas

A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter with detritus attached to it.

A series of ceramic sculptures that looks like playful, furry critters.

A ceramic sculpture that looks like playful, furry critter.   A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter.

Two ceramic sculptures that looks like playful, furry critters.

A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter.  A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter. A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter. A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter. A ceramic sculpture that looks like a playful, furry critter.

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