The Red Raven Gallery Presents Morbid Fascination , New works in Assemblage art and Sculpture by Jason Soles and Anita Arora. Opening for this amazing show is Saturday November 5th during art walk in Port Townsend from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
My work reflects my obsession with antiquity and the passage of time;
through it I explore tradition, myth, and belief. Spanning the gamut
from the pharaonic funeral masks of unknowable space gods to the tactile
remains of pre-Christian deities, my sculptures are the relics of
fantastical civilizations and lost tribes.
I have developed two distinct approaches to sculpting. My one-of-a-kind works are assembled from found
objects, scraps of metal and cloth, epoxy putty, bone, leather, and
anatomical models. My reproducible works are much more time intensive.
They are sculpted in oil-based clay and cast in bronze or polyurethane
resins. For me, the act of sculpting is essentially meditative, the
actual creative process taking place in a burst of inspiration before I
Largely a self-taught artist, I originally started
sculpting to create props for my film projects. I participated in my
first arts exhibition in 1999, the same year I co-founded the dark arts
collective Catalyst Studios with visionary painter Ann Koi. Recently I
have begun to explore varied casting techniques to breathe new life into
my older pieces. The weight and physical qualities of bronze and marble
lend verisimilitude to my work through the inference of great age and
It's a calling that never
ends: Anita Arora's passion for the arts found her exploring far beyond
her early roots in classical dance and stage into fine arts, eventually
leading to a degree in Music Industry Management. Having spent a
whirlwind childhood calling two continents home, it was then that she
decided it was time to re-escape her birthplace of London and return
Stateside where she's been firmly rooted ever since.
sociology junkie and fan of the obscure, Anita has always been attracted
to the academic yet extremely human nature of scientific studies. In
particular, as they relate to the more extreme inner workings of the
human mind and body both as they connect to society and in themselves as
a dynamic, mysterious machine.
Overwhelmed by a drive to
translate the world and examine the profound connections that never
cease to plague her, Anita found three-dimensional art to work in ways
that other mediums simply could not. It is through these means that
Anita finds great satisfaction in creating unconventional, one-of-a-kind
shadow box pieces. She claims this is derived from a healthy obsession
with human anatomy, antique medical texts, found objects and a
Welcome to Morbid Anatomy.