Mathews’ polymer clay audacity

Georgia’s Lisa Mathews called it with her polymer clay image of Barack Obama. Her African-American characters exhibit lots of hands-on-hips attitude and style.

“My work is generational, past and present,” she says, “It reflects the tremendous love I have for this culture and the pride I have for the strength and perseverance of its people. I endeavor to use my artistic gift to create sculpted images that capture the spirit and essence of a people who through great trials and tribulation have birthed traditions of family, faith, social contributions and human conscientiousness that are the foundation of our existence.”

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  • reply Melanie West ,

    I am soooooo doing the happy dance this morning! yeee haaaa!

    Thanks for the oh so appropriate post today, Cynthia. Lisa’s work is wonderful!

    • reply Judy B ,

      I am so proud of this country. Hope springs eternal! I am thrilled my children will experience this time in our nation.

      • reply Ronna Sarvas Weltman ,

        It is a happy day indeed. The day that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of, when a man is judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin, has arrived.

        My husband and I are not happy dance sort of people, but we could not resist doing a happy dance over and over last night as the results showed us what we dared not believe would come true. So much happy dancing, in fact, that our sixteen-year old son — although thrilled with election results — threatened to leave the room if we did not stop acting so goofy. Sadly for him, we could not keep our joy locked up, and spontaneous happy dances kept erupting.

        Peace on earth, friends.

        • reply Marcia ,

          Lovin’ it all! Lisa’s characters are wonderful. I enjoyed looking at all of them in her Etsy shop.

          • reply Julie Anstaett ,

            I’m still dancin’………….

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