Derek Larson is an emerging sculpture artist with a background in comics and illustration.
He got into all the good art schools but decided to attend Boston University to pursue a communications degree and study a variety of subjects, study abroad, and meet people his age from around the world.
He made a lot of comics at that time. Writing and illustration were his only creative outlets and form of expression and therapy, during tough times.
His MFA from SCAD, in Sequential Art, was rigorous and taught him every skill he uses to sculpt, illustrate, and tell stories today. He also has a passion for human history, language, culture and relationships. Also other worlds and dimensions, and the magic happening all around us when we just look up, or down.
Now Derek infuses culture, imagination, and a little bit of craziness into beautiful new ceramic pieces. One of his most popular being his mystical mushrooms, small and large.
Derek Larson’s artistic spirit has infused works across time and space.
His Nile clay ankhs protected night travelers in ancient Egypt.
His forged relics bought souls from persecution during the Inquisition. His plasticine effigies inspired the Zürich Dadaists.
Today that same spirit endures, fired into each and every one of his ceramic works.