E. Tyler Burton brings an intuitive sense of stillness and complexity to her compelling sculptures and mixed media works. Her work often tackles important issues in a subtle way. Her materials are simple: clay, paper, found objects or basic building supplies.
Burton, a Los Angeles and Palm Springs based artist, graduated with a BFA in photography from Brooks Institute in the late eighties. Her career in commercial photography expanded when she was exposed to the tactile process of ceramics at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico in the early 90’s. Her first elongated figures, inspired by Cycladic, Etruscan and native work, soon grew to full size pieces. She then went on to study under Cristina Cordova, Frank Phillips, Lisa Clague and Paul Soldner.
Her current work is centered around water and our human impact on the environment. She explores this subject with eerie cyanotype prints, large scale hand coiled figures, glaze encrusted ceramic water bottles and found glass melted into forms. Her work is both serene and provocative, encouraging contemplation.
Burton finds inspiration in simple materials. Her studio is filled with found obj... READ MORE