Polymer art as a whole is unimpressive. Lumpy pots, plastic-y beads and animal figurines have never appealed to me. The user-friendly nature of polymer clay is definitely fun and kid-friendly, but rarely does the medium ascend into the world of fine art.
“The Polymer Musings of Meredith Dittmar” surely make that leap. This Portland based artist has a background in computer science and country living, and compiles her interests into these breathtaking montages.
“Dittmars human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness.”
Playful and meaningful, her works integrate color and design as much as they do the psyche.
What’s your opinion?
Do you like Dittmar’s work, or does the plastic-y quality of polymer clay downplay her talents?