For this project, I talked to different people at school and realized that we all are going through our own personal struggles. Sometimes we can deal or cope with them with strength and optimism, but sometimes these struggles become overwhelming so we tend to look outside of ourselves for support.
I wanted to create a very special idol for just us, artists, at PNCA, in our little Expanded Field Class. Something to just look over us, nothing else.
The viewer has the option to make a “wish” and light a candle to symbolize that wish. I used wood, paint, sculpy, fabric, glue and some found objects for this project. I decided to go small because I wanted to use rich detail.
I've been drawing ever since I can remember, my life has been quite an adventure that has always kept me inspired. My childhood home was always filled with magic, I have memories of mysterious seances in our living room. The supernatural and fantastical has always been with me and influenced my work. Having lived in Latin America as well as the U.S.has given me a unique perspective. I could always escape to magical make believe worlds with the stroke of my pencil. Art has been with me throughout my life in some shape or form. I am looking forward to exploring these wonderful places in my head and allowing the world to experience them through my art.