225: Tip Toland on the empathetic potential of figure sculpture
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with figure sculptor Tip Toland. In the interview we talk about her 2014 Portland Art Museum exhibition, which featured Tanzanian children that are both revered and persecuted because they have Albinism. For the exhibition Toland created twelve larger than life size busts that show the complex emotional landscape of persecuted peoples. To see examples of the work, visit www.cfileonline.org/exhibition-tip-toland-enlarges-albinism. In the interview we also talk about the qualities that make a sculpture feel animate and the role hypnotherapy has played in Toland’s personal development. This interview was taped at the 2018 Clay Gulgong Festival in Gulgong, NSW, Australia. For more information on the festival visit www.mansfieldceramics.com. Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, I need your help to keep this show on the air. We need 10 new patrons to reach our monthly fundraising goal. Visit www.patreon.com/redclayrambler to pledge your support and become a sustaining member. We have a batch of rewards to offer including the new Vintage Radio shirt, handmade pots, posters and much more. Visit www.patreon.com/redclayrambler to sign up today.