Rural, far northern California artist Sharon Swingle, creates figurative sculptures and embellished functional ware from high fire stoneware and other media. Narratives are an essential component of her work. She is especially inspired by ancient mythology which she juxtaposes with modern social commentary. With a 30 year career as theater production designer, theater continues to have a strong influence on her work.
Ms. Swingle has shown her sculpture work in several galleries and museums including a solo show in 2019. She recently, collaborated in the three woman show with feminist themes, “Great Expectations,” at the Siskiyou Arts Museum. Ms. Swingle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater and a Master of Theater Studies in Production and Design from Southern Oregon University.