Though I utilize animal imagery my content is human. Similar to the anthropomorphism found in children’s books and stories, I find animals to be useful conduits for exploring subtle or difficult human concepts. I combine biological forms with mechanical or industrial components as a representation of the inner life and unseen components of a subject.
My process often involves copious amounts of writing, research into human and animal behavior, listening to personal narratives and spending time outside, observing nature. In practice I work mainly in ceramics, sometimes utilizing mixed media and found objects, incorporating a high level of detail and layering that often requires a second, closer look.
— Anvil Williamson