I find myself conflicted when looking at the work of Rebecca Stevenson because I simultaneously want to look and turn away from her masterpieces. The talented sculptor is renowned for pairing morbid objects like human skulls and cow heads with ornate floral patterns that make the work of Renaissance artist look amateur. The contrasted coupling of these things results in work that is devastatingly alluring yet also repulsive to those who can’t handle such imagery.
Rebecca Stevenson fashions these extraordinary sculptures using polyester resin and wax. The specific material allows her to carve intricate details such as rose petals and other organic elements with more ease than other media. She often creates sculptures with flowers blooming unexpectedly out of bizarre areas of animals and human beings.