I recently made a visit to Meredith Dittmar’s artist studio to get a first hand look at the process and beauty of her polymer clay sculptures. I was in awe to enter her lush “Homes & Gardens” backyard where she sculpts and paints large, playful creatures. In her art studio, amps and turn tables are ready to set the mood for creating the insane amount of detail you see in every facet of her sculptures. With scientific and technical precision, Meredith assembles a delightful pallet of colors and shapes into scenes of mystery with deep philosophical roots. We spoke about technology, math, religion, nature, and the world existing within these realms.
She is currently working on a few separate collections and commission works that she let me photograph. The stages in her procedure come together in many different, and often somewhat random ways; beginning with a sketch and improvising until the piece is completed.
Meredith’s high energy and comical sense of humor transmit into her characters and figurines. You can see more of her figures she calls “My Guys” on her website corporatepig.com.