Pokey Park is a sculptor extraordinaire, and artist whose early and endearing love of both nature and art are the foundation for her whimsical, magical creations. From her childhood in coastal Georgia to her current homes in Arizona and Colorado, the creatures and beauty of nature have inspired and moved her.
Her kinship and communion with nature and its inhabitants results in uniquely stylized bronzes of animals of every size, shape and species.
Each has human characteristics that bring them to life in an arresting, playful manner. “I create with the hope that my work will bring a smile to the viewer. My animal sculptures are expressive, almost invariably happy. Positive energy flows through me into my work and I feel this is why they connect so well with people.”
While her animal subjects are the mainstay of her body of work, Pokey explores mythology, ethnography and traditional culture in many of her works. Her “Tortoise” series displays these fantastical creatures in a positive and beneficial light while “The Shaman” and her exquisite totems- for example- draw on native tradition and motifs.
“My inspiration stems from mythical and cultural symbols spanning both time and peoples. The cultural diversity found across the globe together with my passion for historical traditions dictates my creative output.”