In her current body of work, Odd Things, artist Erika Sanada uses clay to create a whole host of bizarre creatures; ones with extra body parts, such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears.
"Clay allows me to create what's in my head," explains Erika. "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 is also beautiful and disturbing. My work reflects the weird and the creepy. I am fascinated with the dark side."
Image credit: Sleepyhead – ceramic, cold finish 10" x 9" x 6" 2017 | © Erika Sanada