Kim Alderman

I approach art making in a way that is as much about “self-formation” as the formation of images and objects as works of art. My intention is to provide an art experience for both myself and the viewer that is inherently therapeutic, revitalizing, creatively playful and aesthetically meaningful.

I have been making images and forming clay into functional and sculptural objects for 40 plus years. Clay especially has given me an experience of relational consciousness: I form clay and clay forms me, I move clay and clay moves me. The skin of the earth and my skin are both breathing organs of perception and as such, we share dna and an emotional body, we share voice, consciousness and imagination. This relationship is critical to my work as a teaching artist and the inspiration for my book MOON TIME: Receiving Images of Feminine Consciousness through Clay, Drawing, and Word.