I love bears so much. In job interviews, when people ask me where I see myself in five years, the only answer that comes to mind is, “Bears.” No explanation. Not working with bears. Not seeing bears. Not training bears. Just bears. Bears on bears on bears on bears.
"And I swear, by the moon and the stars in the sky, I’ll be bears. For better or worse."
- All 4 One
Sylvie Godel: Porcelain works
Ice bliss, 2013
These white and gray cones, irregular and of different heights were made from icicles “grown” in PET bottles which were then molded at various stages of melting, like the retreat of glaciers in our mountains. Ice bliss is a metaphor for global warming. It is also the way art turns ice into vases. Function at service of contemplation and reflection and vice versa.
Undine Brod: Trophy Heads, 2012
Animals have been used in stories as metaphors and analogues for human experiences and feelings for ages. Their representations are a source of comfort, protection, wisdom, tragedy, and sorrow. In reality, we manipulate, control, use, and abuse these very same animals for our own benefit. The sculptures I create stem from this dichotomy.