Polly Seliger Egelson

“I am a Humanist forming images in clay or wax for bronze casting. My last body of work involved women in stress experiencing difficulties in their daily lives. Dorothea Lange’s book, which featured photographs of migrant workers during the Depression, influenced me to depict the faces of women from different cultures from youth to age, a circle of life in female form.

I combine differently colored clays to make my sculptures. Some I rub with dry oxides for color before firing. On others I apply stains and paints after firing. Rotten stone is then rubbed on the finished work to give a graying weathered patina.”

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