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About Lars

Lars Westby received a BFA in Ceramics and a BA in Art History from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has taught at many colleges in the Baltimore area. Lars has been in many exhibitions nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards and honors including three Maryland State Individual Artist Awards in 2005, 2007 and 2011. In 2007 he was a visiting guest artist at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. He currently resides in... more

Ceramic Sculptures I

These images are ceramic sculptures I've created over the past several years. I take objects from my surroundings and transfigure them into industrial/organic implements that have a quasi abstract nautical basis in their form. Having spent time on the water, I have taken buoys, bobbers, boat fenders, and other nautically thematic items and have turned them into objects of surreal desire. Many of these objects have been further transformed through their anatomical references as seen in their curving forms and literal appendages.

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