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BRENDA HOLZKE

My purpose in creating artworks is to connect. I cannot do this without honesty, clarity and trust. Letting go of self- limiting beliefs, expectations and unlimited mind chatter is a process. My goal is to lose control. The intention is to communicate through my heart and not my head. 

With my work I rely on the need to challenge my methods and mediums.

While working with clay, I am in a constant state of rebellion. I push the limitations of this medium at every stage of creation. Knowing that the clay is in control, I welcome the cracks and flaws with open arms. Embracing them as beautiful decay. Through my sculptures, this exploration visually relies on referencing indigenous and geological processes; both giving surface and form to my primitive yet modern expressions. The pieces are my nod to a past that constantly shapes the future.

My mixed media process is an evolution that I refer to as “organized chaos” Each panel progresses with layer upon layer of different materials, always allowing areas to peek through. Constant edit through destruction and resurrection culminates in the final commitment that I share.

I find a direct correlation between making art and living life. The harder I try and control the process, the more difficult the journey.

Brenda Holzke

"Everything Is Fine, Keep Shopping" 60" x 40" Mixed media on panel

Brenda Holzke

"Natural Kuba Vessel" 15" x 8" Ceramic $900

Brenda Holzke

"Tribal Totem" 20" x 6" Ceramic $1200

Brenda Holzke

"Bad Decisions Make Good Stories" 60" x 60" Mixed media on panel

Brenda Holzke

"Origami Tornado" 14" x 12" Ceramic $1200

Brenda Holzke

"Deflating Lines" 11" x 9" Ceramic $800

Brenda Holzke

"An Elephant In Every Room" 54" x 54" Mixed media on panel

Brenda Holzke

"Footed Inlay Moon Jar" 9" x 10" Ceramic $750

Brenda Holzke

"Dotted Turbine Vessel" 11x13 Ceramic $1000

Brenda Holzke

"Love Letters Never Sent" 60" x 60" Mixed media on panel

Brenda Holzke

"Bambala Vessel" 19" x 5" Ceramic $450

Brenda Holzke

"Black Kuba Vessel" 17" x 5" Ceramic $900

Brenda Holzke

"Banded Stones" 9"x5", 5"x6" Ceramic $800

Brenda Holzke

"Gobsmacked" 11" x 8" x 8" Ceramic

Brenda Holzke

"Jibberjabber" 12" x 7" x 7"

Brenda Holzke

"Petite Pinwheel Vessel" 11" x 9" x 9" Ceramic

Brenda Holzke

Monochromatic, Yellow Ceramic Bowl with Prayer Beads 5"x12"x12"

Brenda Holzke

Untitled 40x26 Mixed media on panel

Brenda Holzke

Monochromatic, Red Ceramic Bowl with Prayer Beads 5"x12"x12"

Brenda Holzke

"Banded Bowl" 4" x 13" Ceramic

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