Pamela Blotner

  • TORTUGA
  • Broken Ark 111, Drift

Blotner’s mixed media sculptures and drawings explore humanity’s relationship with nature, belief and calamity through both functional objects and symbolic forms that are made from wood, clay and hand-felted wool – evocative materials that, with their long and varied multicultural history – drive both form and content. She is interested in stories, folk and urban stories, and the wisdom that is passed down from one generation to the next, textured by landscape, heritage, and mythology, that shapes and maintains a culture and ensures its continued survival.

Blotner’s early experiences as a sculptor/illustrator for the Houston Zoological Gardens, in Houston,Texas, set her creative course, and my later work with Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, the Human Rights Center, “Art for Wildlife Conservation” and “the Leatherback Trust” continue to influence my aesthetic and practice. My sculpture, drawings and installations have been exhibited in Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout the United States. She is a co-founder and co-curator, with Mie Preckler, of Artists Beyond Boundaries, an organization of artists and educators that works in conflict areas to implement artists’ shared creative language to heal and unite.

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    • 1141 Fresno Ave
    • Berkeley CA 94707
    • 510872-6629

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