Magdolene Dykstra has exhibited her work in Canada, the United States, the U.K., and Europe. She finds inspiration in the long history of figurative clay sculpture, as it has explored the nature of humanity. Previously, Magdolene’s work has focused on examining the human nature through the experience of the individual.
Magdolene is currently pursuing alternative methods in clay that will allow her to erase the individual while still using the figure. Specifically, she breaks the figure into a collection of objects, rather than presenting a unified whole. These fragmented figures are made of unfired clay, which emphasize concepts of transience and mortality. Magdolene plans to further the development of her ideas as a Resident Artist at Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta in winter 2015.