Interview with Cynthia Lahti

Interview with Cynthia Lahti

Interview with Cynthia Lahti, 2011

What is your present project, what’s its history and how do you make the pieces?
I am working on several ideas right now: people wearing disguises, busts of elegant women, and male/ female couples. These are all subjects that have always interested me but that I have never fully explored.

I am also continuing to use some of the broken piece from my discarded sculptures that I have saved. This idea started in 2010 with he creation of the sculpture Vault Alarm that was composed of broken sculptures. In my current exploration of this idea, I am experimenting with combining the broken pieces together to form a new figure. This idea came from realizing that when I destroying unsuccessful sculptures, body pieces that remained were often extremely interesting to me and I could not discard them.

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Cynthia Lahti: Vault Alarm
Ceramic sculptures on wooden base (created for the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2010)

Cynthia Lahti: Vault Alarm

Ceramic sculptures on wooden base (created for the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2010)