My statues are wrapped wire and found objects. I typically depict mythological beings as I try to combine modern materials with ancient ideas.
However, recently I have noticed a trend in my works which shifts from less intellectual works to more emotionally charged pieces.
This is one of those emotionally inspired pieces. I picked up the metal and simply started to bend it. I let my mind drift as I worked. Soon, I had the start of a torso in my hand. As I looked at it an answer came to me. Two words whispered themselves to me:
La Lorna, the Weeping Woman.
I had never made one. I was excited and almost felt as if I was being led to a certain area to rummage for materials. I had to have cloth, more silver wire. I was stunned to come across a bit of white found in Key West. It was perfect for La Lorna, who wears, at least in my mind, white.
Exotic lace lends itself to her bodice and added a bit of Spanish spice to match her name.
Curls formed themselves in the metal. Fabric was pinched and wrapped specifically in certain locations; it had to hang just so. She became ethereal, transforming the common elements of her composition into something more.
Time suspended itself. Nothing mattered by the work. I was in a whole new space.
Her arms show her expression. One curls back towards herself as the other reaches toward the viewer. She is meant to sit on a higher level, her head and body twist slightly so that she looks demurely down, partially hidden by the long veil that trails behind her.
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My art uses found objects, metal, and polymer clay. This is a series of old cameras that no longer worked. I made them into ghost hunting Holiday ornaments for my team.
(Below) My latest endevour: polymer clay ghosts, created around found objects.