Magdolene Dykstra's clay sculptures or canopic jars are enveloped in striped jerseys, heads capped, so that their expressiveness is unavoidable. The viewer reads the pain not only in their eyes, but also in the lines that mark their faces and the downturn of their mouths. These are the faces of experience, of lives currently lived and the thousand little deaths we all must die. Dykstra's work can be described as honest; the artist tries to capture life's beauty along with its dirt.
Pink With Black Stripes
Child in Blue with White Stripes
Black with Three White Stripes