By River Cortes
|Wally the Green Monster Mascot, acrylic on ceramic, 2014.|
Brenda Sepulveda recently completed work on this ceramic sculpture of Wally the green Monster, the Boston Red Sox mascot. This subject was a natural choice for Brenda, who is an avid Sox fan. Local sports themes have turned up in many of her works.
|Brenda posing with her finished sculpture in the Gateway Local exhibit.|
Brenda’s sculptural forms, like her drawn ones, are simple, logical and confident. She has a knack for solving spatial problems in ways that are both straightforward and distinctive: Brenda’s eyecatching work is easy to spot. Each part of this piece has a heft to it; each part has a logical function; and each part is painted in bright, distinguishing acrylic paint.
|Brenda working on her newest pieces in the Pottery Studio.|
When Brenda takes on a new project, she has a clear idea of what she wants. Any problem solving along the way serves that idea, and this clarity produces strong results. The subject matter in this piece is, of course, popular locally, but what I love most about it is the way it handles its medium, and the way it fulfills Brenda’s vision.