Erika Sanada is a Japanese sculptor currently based in the USA. She creates ceramic creatures that surprise by their soft colors and lines and unsettling undertones. "My work reflects the weird and the creepy. I am fascinated with the dark side," she wrote on her website.

"In my current body of work, “Odd Things,” I’m using the ceramic medium to create my bizarre creatures. My animals have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth, and ears. Clay allows me to create what’s in my head. A troubled childhood and constant “life” anxieties are all expressed in the series.”

These works can be best described as disturbing beauty. Take a look at some of the works below to understand why.

More info: Instagram | erikasanada.com

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Debbie Andersson 1 year ago

Thats adorable.

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Mina 1 year ago

My favorite

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Ana T. 1 year ago

a pupper xoloescuincle

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justagirl 1 year ago

I don’t want to look at these pictures, but at the same I do!

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Oliver Sundseth 1 year ago

awesome

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jevais 1 year ago

These sculptures are made with great sense of detail and are well executed. This artist is very good at her craft, yet I wouldn't buy any of sculptures. I find them disturbing.

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proud slytherin 1 year ago

these are all so amazing - I would buy one

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

"Listen, Mouse- I am not taking you anywhere at this hour- hit me up after my coffee, k?"

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Issy 1 year ago

Yep, that's nightmare material right here. I like it :D

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Bob Collins 1 year ago

What did he do???

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Maria Rangel Lemus 1 year ago

ITs SO CUTE :3

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This Lil Raccoon 1 year ago

"A little bird told me."

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proud slytherin 1 year ago

they're really meaningful, but in a different way

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Bettina Jansen 1 year ago

adorable

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Maria Rangel Lemus 1 year ago

Oh noooo

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Maria Rangel Lemus 1 year ago

i want one....

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Bettina Jansen 1 year ago

I bet it's not even his final transformation.

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

"Now what do I do with it?"

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

Hey!!! Stay out of my goldfish pond, you rascal- Put those fishies back!

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TarnishedDreams 1 year ago

OOOOHHH WON"T YOU>>> STAY WITH MEEEEEE? BECAUSE YOU"RE ALL I NEEEEED

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Maria Rangel Lemus 1 year ago

aww

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QuietAnt 1 year ago

I would buy this so fast!

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

The put downs and opinions of others soon become a part of you. Inescapable.

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TarnishedDreams 1 year ago

My mom's a potter/sculptor. I need to get her into this sort of thing.

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FandomTrashHell 1 year ago

This is really abstract. noice

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Birdgirl45 1 year ago

SO cute

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

"Where's my money?"

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

"heheheeh, that tickles!!"

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

"You can FLY!!! We'll help you!"

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

Is that a fox cat?

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Issy 1 year ago

That's me when I have to socialize for too long. It's so exhausting for me, sometimes hard to bear.

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

Beautiful. I'd buy it. It has soo many deep meanings.

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sakora 1 year ago

Hide!

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sakora 1 year ago

No more friends!

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

The sorrow and pain of one, is the source of survival for the bully.

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sakora 1 year ago

Sad trophy...

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Diane Mackereth 1 year ago

The evil twin

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Creep Reap 1 year ago

Holy )#))-'smsjjmdjkkmdmj'sj

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

Is that a rat, cat, fox, and long eared dog all in one? Its cute.

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

When you are helpful to those who need it, but really you caused it in the first place. He stole the birds wing. Fake help, to make you look good.

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Gimmick Schnabitz 1 year ago

made me smile

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Aimee Turner 1 year ago

The second ear allows him to hear your deepest thoughts.

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