Engaging the symbolic structure of myths and fairytales Hillary creates a cast of iconic characters and creatures that embody the playfulness of cartoons and the depth of archetypes. The illustrative graphic style and quirky narrative nature of these strange little paintings and sculptures helps bring a little levity and a lot of humor to the psychological dilemmas they give form to. Inspired by the creative legacy of childrens books illustrators and fantasy filmmakers and heavily driven by imagination these objects originate as doodles and are then translated into gouache ceramics resin or polymer clay. Hillary is inclined toward milky matte pigments and glazes jewel and candy-toned hues and the intimate scale of collectible tchotchkes and totems.
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park: 499