Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.6"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Sea turtles appear in the legends of many Native cultures. For some, they represent Mother Earth. The spirals represent sacred geometry and the structure of time. My idea was to create the animal out of spirals to emphasize their spiritual meaning. We ride on the back of Mother Earth through the seas of time; every moment, every wave, every NOW. Any one who has had the honor of swimming under water next to one of these creatures has felt their sacredness.
Born in the USA, but I grew up in Chile. That land of wine, poetry, and magic inspired in me early on to create my own visual language. I call it “visual poetry”: people, landscapes and objects selected and stylized to capture an emotion. Back in the USA, in Nebraska, the solitude of endless skies and prairie drew me within to my own realms of imagination. Even though I have a Minor in Art as part of my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, much of my work is self-explored. I got my MA in London, where I was inspired by the great masterpieces, in particular, that of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic artists from whom I've "borrowed" some of my techniques. Here in Los Angeles, California, where I currently reside, I continue my search to give visual expression to the inner experience of our outer world. I'm inspired by the beautiful diversity of people, the variety of environments and the vibrancy of the art scene that currently surrounds me .