by Bren Sullivan

These figurative sculptures were influenced by the artist’s childhood experiences and current views of modern life.  Bren’s childhood home was somewhat primitive, in contrast to today’s standards, without conveniences such as an indoor toilet.  Her parents raised her and two brothers in a dry county in rural Mississippi, where even dancing was strictly forbidden by the church.  Being relatively naïve in her youth, Bren strived to live up to religious and cultural standards of how a “proper southern girl” looks and behaves - perfect and pretty.  

Bren’s imperfect doll-like figurative work represents a sense of re-birth and ascension to a spiritual place free from the imposed bonds of vanity and perfection, religious dogma, and attitudes of intolerance.

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