Rosalie Midyette

Raleigh, NC

Rosalie Midyette creates tactile forms, inspired by the natural and infinite sculpting of the earth.  As eons of water gradually sculpt rocks, Midyette creates smoothed recessions that nod at these geological wonders and the passage of time. Known as Terraforms, this series of sculptures begin first as a hollow clay pod, then slow inward forces of pushing and tapping shape the curvature. The circular, repetitive motions used to sculpt are similar to the act of holding a stone, soothing a tension and connecting to the earth.