West Coast Gnomes / Darrell Perfumo

Artist Darrell Perfumo uses porcelain and stoneware to interpret the flora and fauna of the West Coast forests.

He enjoys watching snails, frogs and insects, and is fascinated by the delicacy of their microcosmic worlds. By isolating twists of bark, tree stumps or toadstools as stages for their fragile dances, he hopes to convey an essential beauty.

While rooted in the natural world, his work is also an intermingling of fantasy and reality. West Coast Gnomes populate the forests and valleys of imagined lands. Their carefree faces conjure reminiscences of our own simpler past.
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