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Self Portrait by Mary P. Williams

Self Portrait by Mary P. Williams

This is a ceramic sculpture of my head, inside and out.  The brain is stuffed and embroidered pieces of dyed silk.

Self Portrait by Mary P. Williams

Self Portrait by Mary P. Williams

The symbols china-painted on the head reflect our current culture and the human achievements of language, math and the “outside” represented by space, time, and stars.

Self Portrait by Mary P. Williams

Self Portrait by Mary P. Williams

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Diego Sanchez Sculpture

Diego Sanchez Sculpture

Diego Sanchez Sculpture

Diego Sanchez Sculpture

How about these very simple and striking ceramic sculptures? Produced by Diego Sanchez, an intense, thoughtful man from Colombia who is in the MFA program at UTPA, they evoke animal horns, sea anenomes, and other organic forms. He specializes in low-fire pieces.

Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez

His artist’s statement says : “In much of my work, I passionately search for ways to express my love for nature, especially with clay … What can be more earthy than dirt ? What I like most about working with clay is the ability to control the form.”

Hands of Diego Sanchez

Hands of Diego Sanchez

He goes on to say, ” My intention with my art work is to express and preserve that personal need to be in contact with nature.  I create my pieces only for the joyfulness of my spirit and use them as a constant search and exploration for that organic essence in this geometrical man-made world of shapes that we live in. What I offer the viewer with my work is an opportunity to look closer at nature and an invitation to spend more time with it.”

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