Themes in my work are a continuum of dissatisfied wills. I am exploring what is outside of normal sensory channels through the induction of mental and physical states from one being to another, to time, place, and matter. In my sculptural work I arrange figures as if they are on their own stage; caught in their own memory, in their wills for the present, and their desires for the future. Rarely do these bodies physically touch. They interact through their stature, placement, and significance perceived by this expression. I wish to expand on the driving universal spirit in my interpretations of themes of the continuity of regeneration and degeneration, the inner life, and the use of a physical body as a vehicle for universal existence.
The themes of Isabel C. Kelley’s work are a continuum of dissatisfied wills. She is exploring what is outside of normal sensory channels through the induction of mental and physical states from one being to another, to time, place, and matter. She has shown her work in group shows at Maine College of Art and collaborated in public works such as Portland Inside/Out and the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. She was born in southern New Hampshire and is currently living in Portland, Maine. She received her BFA in Sculpture and minor in Art History in 2013 from Maine College of Art.
As You Were, Feb. 2013, bronze, 2’4” x 2’
House of Man, Nov. 2013, porcelain, 2’ 2” x 1’ 6”
Wishbone, April 2013, bronze, polyester thread, 3’ x 1’ 7”
Ecstasy, I heard the lover die., April 2013, paper clay, assorted wood, glass, cotton, dimensions variable