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Joel Otterson

Born in 1959, Inglewood, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


For the past 30 years, Joel Otterson has made sculpture, which combines aspects of domestic handicraft with traditional sculptural materials. Copper pipe, woodworking, pottery, porcelain, china, earthenware, concrete, marble, stained glass, quilting and lacemaking are the raw materials of Otterson’s sculpture. Utilizing practices such as sewing, and quilting, traditionally associated with feminine craft making, Otterson turns these humble materials into muscular art. The artist blurs the line be...Read more