Erika Sanada: Fairly Odd Animal Sculptures

Mysterious and oozing supernatural vibes, these strangely adorable beast-forms awaken a new sense of animalistic emotion within one’s soul. Fascinating as we find her artwork, most would say otherwise. We love what her imagination turns into physical creation, though. Explore more of the bizarre works of Erika Sanada, a ceramic sculpture artist from Tokyo, Japan.


Erika Sanada: Fairly Odd Animal Sculptures

Erika Sanada: Fairly Odd Animal Sculptures Erika Sanada: Fairly Odd Animal Sculptures Erika Sanada: Fairly Odd Animal Sculptures

In my current body of work, “Odd Things,” I’m using the ceramic medium to create my bizarre creatures. My animals have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears. Clay allows me to create what’s in my head. These animals with their small deformities help me express my sensitive side. A troubled childhood and constant “life” anxieties are all expressed in “Odd Things.”

Beautiful and disturbing are terms I hear when people talk about my work and I love that these two terms are not often used together.

Life: beautiful and disturbing.

—Erika Sanada

Images © Erika Sanada