Rural, far northern California artist Sharon Swingle creates figurative sculptures and embellished functional ware from high fire stoneware and multimedia. Narratives are an essential component of her work. She is especially inspired by ancient mythology which she juxtaposed with modern social commentary. With a 30 year career as theater production design artist, theater continues to have a strong influence on her work. Ms. Swingle has shown her sculpture work in galleries and museums including a solo show in the summer of 2019. Recently she received a first place award in sculpture at the PBS KVIE art auction in Sacramento for Goodbye Sudan. Ms. Swingle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater and a Master of Theater Studies in Production and Design from Southern Oregon University.