Iggy creates ceramics, sculptures, prints, and more. His technique focuses on texture and balance, and includes an intricacy and depth that permeate his work. Sumnik’s art is aimed at provoking thought about the environmental impact of modern culture. Hand building identifiable objects, life size or larger, connects me to our culture and the natural world.
Manipulating these objects and ideas represents the human tendency to alter our environment. Through the use of pattern, bright color and familiar objects, the artist is able to connect with the past while documenting the present for the future.
Upon completion of a three-year apprenticeship at Jun Kaneko Studio in 2008, Sumnik has been maintaining his own studio, showing work, and teaching the art of ceramics to youth in both Omaha and Detroit.