ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ceramic artists Sandra and Michael Kadisak have created sculptural images of many kinds of creatures – squirrels, beavers, otters, elk, butterflies, dragonflies. If it crawls, flies, swims or scampers, chances are the Kadisaks have captured it in clay.
“If something keeps showing up, that is something we will put into our images,” Sandra said. “It might be a raven flying over and talking to us. Or if we take a paddle up river and see owls, they will inspire us.”
“It is about our relationship with the natural world, the way that natural world touches us,” Michael said.
Right now the Kadisaks are working on a prairie dog sculpture, which prompted an interviewer to ask if they had been in touch with those critters recently.