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
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3 years ago

Thats adorable.

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KismetTheFox
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3 years ago

Trico?

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Ana T.
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3 years ago

a pupper xoloescuincle

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proud slytherin
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3 years ago

I might be weird but I like this

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Oliver Sundseth
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3 years ago

awesome

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jevais
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

these are all so amazing - I would buy one

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Bettina Jansen
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3 years ago

<3

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Oliver Sundseth
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3 years ago

wow

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Bob Collins
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3 years ago

What did he do???

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Maria Rangel Lemus
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3 years ago

ITs SO CUTE :3

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TheRubyFalcon
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3 years ago

Down.... down... right... no not that far... ahh that's the spot

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proud slytherin
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3 years ago

they're really meaningful, but in a different way

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Bettina Jansen
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3 years ago

adorable

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Maria Rangel Lemus
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3 years ago

Oh noooo

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Maria Rangel Lemus
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3 years ago

i want one....

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Bettina Jansen
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3 years ago

I bet it's not even his final transformation.

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proud slytherin
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3 years ago

these are really powerful

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Amaranthim Talon
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3 years ago

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

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sakora
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3 years ago

Play with me! Lat one.

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Maria Rangel Lemus
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3 years ago

aww

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QuietAnt
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3 years ago

I would buy this so fast!

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Amaranthim Talon
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3 years ago

"Come on kids! Get a move on!"

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TarnishedDreams
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3 years ago

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

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Oliver Sundseth
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3 years ago

wow

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Birdgirl45
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3 years ago

SO cute

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The Alchemist
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3 years ago

"Where's my money?"

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Amaranthim Talon
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3 years ago

"heheheeh, that tickles!!"

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Amaranthim Talon
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3 years ago

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

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Aimee Turner
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3 years ago

Is that a fox cat?

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Mikaela Stewart
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2 years ago

Depression's got me like ...

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Aimee Turner
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3 years ago

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

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Amaranthim Talon
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3 years ago

"Say Ahh!"

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sakora
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3 years ago

No more friends!

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Aimee Turner
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3 years ago

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

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sakora
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3 years ago

Sad trophy...

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Diane Mackereth
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3 years ago

The evil twin

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Creep Reap
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3 years ago

Holy )#))-'smsjjmdjkkmdmj'sj

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Aimee Turner
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3 years ago

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

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Aimee Turner
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

made me smile

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