Animals symbolize that life goes on. Birds swoop in and out of view, mammals forage and roam regardless of human despair or the randomness of suffering we witness. Nature is comforting and reassuring for this reason; it symbolizes a future. Brute Creation integrates the natural world with the figures in Tea and Sympathy and Backstory.

Brute Creation
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Revenge of the Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/2" x 6" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Cats and Birds in a Cartoon
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/2" x 4 1/2" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Platy, Cat, and Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/4" x4 1/2" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Nest
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
3 1/4" x 4 1/2" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Double-Decker Platypus with Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 3/8" x 4 3/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Humans on Saucer
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Gold with Mammals and Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 3/4" x 4 1/2" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Metallic Cat with Innocent Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2" x 5"d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Bears in Germany
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
1 3/4" x 4 3/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Cup with Colorful Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
1 1/2" x 3" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Green Dogs
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
3 1/8" x 6 1/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Ornate Cup with Heads
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/4" x 4 1/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
Cat on Good Behavior
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/4" x 4 1/2"d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found teacup
All Birds
2014
Porcelain with found teacup
2 1/2" x 4 1/2" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Bird Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1/2" x 8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Human and Bird Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1/2" x 8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Metallic Bird Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1/2" x 8 1/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
White Cat Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1/2" x 8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Elephant Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1" x 6 1/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Humans and Elephant Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1 x 5 5/8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Double-Decker Mammal Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1 1/2" x6" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Mammals on the Edge
2014
Porcelain with found dish
3 3/4" x 5 1/4" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Birds on Rim, Humans in Green Dish
2014
Porcelain with found dish
2 1/4" x 4" x 6"
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Long Bird Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1 x 8 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Melange
2014
Porcelain with found dish
9 1/2" x 8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Birds on Rim, Humans in Green Dish
2014
Porcelain with found dish
2 1/4" x 4" x 6"
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Bird Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1/2" x 8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation Porcelain with found dish
Human and Bird Plate
2014
Porcelain with found dish
1/2" x 8" d.
Monica Banks Brute Creation
Studio
2014
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