Duncan has a graduate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in painting and post-modern critical theory. Around 2010, she happened to have an unexpected opportunity to sculpt from the figure, and she had the epiphany of her life. Prior to that she had spent twenty-five years working as a painter but never felt the spark, the most important and potent ingredient for passion. Duncan knew within the week that she was a born sculptor. This was what her talent was made for, and she had found it. Since then, she never stopped following this creative path.
Her enthusiasm to learn boarded on the obsessive. The artist spent years working hundred hour weeks, and many times resented competing social engagements. Duncan pored over anatomy books. The, she acquired and assembled skeletons in order to learn structure. She talked with every figurative sculptor she could find. She studied very carefully anatomy. It took her four years to achieve the technical fluency necessary to begin to create the art that she envisioned. It took another year to hone on subject matter and composition. In her artworks there is a clever mix between anatomic truth and a work on color standing in a more imaginative and contemplative side. Find this artist in France and her sculptures from the Swim series only in Marciano Contemporary.