​Cathy McClure

​I massacre discarded motor-driven plush toys until all that remains are their plastic armatures, which contain the mechanisms that gave these once-cuddly toys movement and sound.  Disassembling and casting the carcasses in archetypical fine art mediums, I then engage in a re-assembly of the 'parts'.  This involves manipulations and re-installation of original circuit boards, gears, and voice boxes.  The resulting reincarnations through metamorphosis have wizened.  Their hollow voices and awkward movements-the result of hardened and precious bronze and sterling armatures-remove them from the toy chest and catapult them into the adult environments of salon, library and museum.

I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. - Truman Capote