Notes from the Studio: Wise Athena

Notes from the Studio: Wise Athena

December 11, 2016

Adolf Furtwängle, Lemnia Athena (reconstruction) Marble, 1891 Staatliche Museum, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

Adolf Furtwängle, Lemnia Athena (reconstruction)
Marble, 1891
Staatliche Museum, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the blog Venetian Red.

For the past several months Athena, the Greek goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, crafts, justice and skill (a versatile goddess if ever there was one) has been much on my mind. In fact, she’s...

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True Nature

November 07, 2016

The Muse, True Nature series, 2009
Digital Metaltype, 8 x 12″

True Nature is a collection of nine folios printed on copper sheeting, each measuring 8 x 12.”  The sheets have been folded vertically and stitched down the fold with copper wire, emulating pages removed from a “found” book. Emulating the practice of elevating ordinary objects to art status, each folio is flat...

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Harry Potter & The Fires of Ignorance

September 05, 2008

Harry Potter & The Fires of Ignorance (Internal View), 2008
Mixed media installation,14 x 14 x18″

Books have always occupied a special place in my world, both as repositories of idea and aesthetic objects. Thus, it was a great honor to be invited to participate in the 2008 exhibit “Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship.” The exhibit was first mounted simultaneously at ...

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Santos y Milagros: “Santa Bernadeta”

August 01, 2007

Santa Bernadeta (de las Benditas Locuras),2007
Digital MetalType with objects in handmade box, approximately 14 x 10″

Santa Bernadeta is an imaginary saint, whose creation was inspired by the magical blend of indigenous, religious, and colonial Spanish influences that uniquely defines Latin and South American culture. 

I invented Santa Bernadeta through my own photographs of the rich...

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