San Francisco-based artist Erika Sanada explores the “weird and creepy” sculptures that stemmed out of her scarred, imaginative subconscious mind. Being ignored and bullied at young age, she retreated indoors and escaped to the world of fantasy by watching supernatural movies and animations. This childhood experience has greatly influenced her artistic talent, creating designs with dark, sci-fi elements. Her bizarre depiction of dogs, featured here, is both scary and adorable. They are playful, weird looking dogs with extra body parts, scary piercing eyes and ethereal pale colors.
Enjoy this remarkably unique and amazing artwork!
“My work reflects the weird and the creepy; I am fascinated with the dark side. “Odd Things” is my current body of work and I use ceramic for making bizarre creatures. They have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears. These are how I express my sensitive mind. There are two reasons I create misshapen and abnormal work. One is my bitter childhood and the second is my constant anxieties.
“When I was young, my friends ignored and bullied me. As a result, I stayed indoors and watched supernatural movies and animations. They helped me escape from reality and gave me power. These movies showed main characters using magic to turn others into freakish animals and insects. This transformation inspired me to make work that reflected the images that I saw in those movies and animations.”
All images courtesy of Erika Sanada, and are published with permission.