Animals are one of Pokey Park’s favorite subjects. She is so talented and prolific that her bronze animal portrayals are immediately identifiable. Her style is distinctive and the species she has sculpted cover nearly the entire animal kingdom, domestic and wild. From tortoises to lions, birds to bulls, Park depicts them in her own unique style, giving them human characteristics and endearing her sculptures to a legion of collectors and admirers.
My inspirations are from myths and cultural symbols repeated throughout history connecting disparate people. The South’s rich cultural history mixed with my enthusiastic pursuit of cultural mythology- especially Native American creation myths- has given me endless inspiration for my animal sculptures wrapped in mythical themes. I’ve been lucky to be born in an era of global communication and to have the opportunity to travel the world. My style reflects my belief that life needs to be celebrated with whimsy and attitude. I use the flow of lines and surface patterns to create positive and negative spaces in my sculpture. This creates movement and balance between the parts. Everything has serious and whimsical dimensions. I look for the underlying joy in the world to express in my sculpture.