ANDRENA BONTE (ANDI) constructs one-of-a-kind sculptures. I call them “Divine Inspirations in Clay”. Each piece is unique and is born in its own way. Many times a piece will morph from one form into something entirely different during the process of its creation.
Each piece is kiln-fired and then may be glazed and/or hand painted. My focus at this time are birds, ducks, masks,and abstract sculptures. The inspiration for the abstract figures is from my travels to various areas where indigenous peoples live. All of my pieces are fueled by my imagination and a sense of exploring the creative process of release.
The birds and ducks are my most current sculptures and are inspired by taking photos of shorebirds, etc... from my kayak. These two activities (clay and kayaking) are my passions .
Andi is a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist in Chinese Medicine in Oakland, NJ. I originally was inspired to create by my work in this field of moving energy .