Mandy Stapleford

Mandy Stpaleford SEED Ceramics

My SEED art is a reflection of my relationship to this planet that I live on, and how I feel about this world that I live in.

Along with sex and soft and berries and ooze; horns, thorns, and spikes often dominate these pieces. They are among nature’s boldest and most audacious forms. They are never random. They are often the most beautiful. When displayed, you can’t miss them. They can be striking, protective, frightening or comforting.  

It all depends on which side of the armor you are on.

It all depends on what is being protected.

But there is always a purpose.

There is nothing random in nature.

Sometimes what I do is the smallest elements in nature, and in us, made big. It is a closer look without the magnifying glass.  

It is the inside on the outside.

Animal, human and vegetable… exposed.

The SEED is the beginning of it all.

It’s intent is to be embraced, even if it elicits something uncomfortable… particularly if it does.

Everything in nature has purpose.

There is nothing random here.

This work is about our inner psyche and our connection to the immediate world around us.

We are not just residing on Planet Earth, we come from it and are part of it.

Everything in nature has purpose.

To examine closely is to seek truth

and freedom.

It is our connection to everything.

Mandy Stapleford SEED Ceramic detail
Mandy Stapleford SEED Ceramic detail
Mandy Stapleford SEED Ceramic detail