Luke Severson

Omaha, NE, US

www.lukeseverson.com

STATEMENT

I am primarily an object maker. The driving interest within this pursuit is an attempt to manipulate the communicative strength of recognizable objects and forms, creating sculptures in a confluence of material, thought and experience.

In my work, content is dictated by whim. Creating and approaching objects as disparate components, I keep my studio practice open to chance, the influence of space, and material. Subsequently, content comes into focus as the pieces are combined and arranged. My current work speaks to themes of opposition and resolution, craft and production, hero and villain, natural and produced, fair and foul.

BIO

Luke Severson is a native of northeast Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master's degree from Kansas State University. He is currently working as an Instructor of Ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is the owner/operator of Morelic, a small art-focused contracting and consulting company specializing in object design and production. 

Yoshi Series 1, 2015, earthenware, 17 x 5 x 5 inches each

Yoshi Series 1, 2015, earthenware, 17 x 5 x 5 inches each

Bat Series Group, 2015, earthenware, 31 x 3 x 3 inches each

Bat Series Group, 2015, earthenware, 31 x 3 x 3 inches each