Dylan Beck is an artist and educator living in Portland, OR where he works from his home studio making sculpture and utilitarian pottery. When he is not in the studio or classroom, Dylan likes to explore the vast natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest where you can find him camping, foraging, and fishing. Dylan’s reading interests lie in topics related to philosophy, environmental justice, and ecology. His artwork explores landscape and the built environment and often vacillates between veneration and admonishment as he invites his viewers to consider human’s role within the ecosystem and our relationship to natural resources.
My utilitarian pottery is inspired by geology, nature, and Mid Century Modern design. I believe in a holistic approach to art making--an approach that balances aesthetic judgment, craftsmanship, concept, and material. I hope to make works that encourage an ecological imagination, expanding and broadening one's awareness of their relationship to the earth.